Consumer product recall

Hawthorne Hydroponics LLC recalls Ideal-Air 175 pint Industrial Grade Humidifiers

Starting date:
September 5, 2018
Posting date:
September 5, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fire Hazard, Electrical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Hawthorne Hydroponics LLC

Affected products

Ideal-Air 175 pint Industrial Grade Humidifier

Product description

This recall involves Ideal-Air 175-pint industrial grade humidifiers. The recalled humidifiers are black and have the "Ideal-Air" logo printed near the bottom. The UPC code 849969025231 is printed on the bottom right corner of the product’s packaging. The affected humidifiers are certified by Intertek with ETL certification number 5009107.

Hazard identified

The humidifiers can overheat while in use, posing a risk of fire and electrical shock.

As of August 23, 2018, Hawthorne Hydroponics has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada or in the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 70 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 400 units were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from October 2017 to June 2018 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China



Hawthorne Hydroponics LLC





Ningbo Yichao Muffler Science and Technology Co., Ltd.



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What you should do

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

For more information, consumers may contact Hawthorne Hydroponics LLC by telephone toll-free at 1-888-582-2762 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by e-mail.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.