Argos issues recall over fire-risk dehumidifier

The product has been recalled by Argos.
The product has been recalled by Argos.

High-street retailer Argos has urged customers to stop using dehumidifiers bought from its stores amid fears the units could catch fire.

The chain is asking any customers who purchased one of the units to disconnect it immediately and return it to the store for a full refund.

It has issued the recall after it became aware of a potential risk that the unit could overheat and catch fire.

The specific model affected is the DHMD102 10-litre dehumidifier. Only units sold between June 2006 and December 2008 are affected.

In a statement the retailer said: “We have become aware of a potential safety issue on the dehumidifiers that may cause them to overheat and cause a fire hazard. This recall only affects the products sold between June 2006 and December 2008. If in any doubt please ring the helpline on 0800 389 4039 or 0370 2422993 to obtain advice.

“We advise customers who purchased one of these products to disconnect it immediately and return it to the nearest Argos store for a full refund.

“We strive to provide customer satisfaction and safe quality products at all times and would like to apologise to our customers for any inconvenience that this may have caused.”