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Hawthorne Hydroponics recalls humidifiers

The humidifiers can overheat while in use

Photo source: CPSC
Hawthorne Hydroponics of Vancouver, Wash., is recalling about 470 Ideal-Air 175-pint industrial grade humidifiers sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The humidifiers can overheat while in use, posing fire and shock hazards.

The firm is aware of five incidents of the humidifier overheating. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Ideal-Air 175-pint industrial grade humidifiers that are black and have the “Ideal-Air” logo printed near the bottom.

The humidifiers, manufactured in China, were sold at GreenCoast Hydroponics, Growers House, Hydro Pros, Urban Garden Center, Red Flag Products stores and other gardening stores nationwide from October 2017, through June 2018, for about $500.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled humidifiers and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund in the form of store credit.

Consumers may contact Sunlight Supply, whose assets were purchased by Hawthorne, toll-free at (888) 582-2762 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by e-mail at or online at for more information.

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