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Research Products Recalls Steam Humidifiers Due to Fire Hazard

  • Recalled Steam Humidifiers
  • Recalled Steam Humidifier “D” Shaped Electrode Connector Wires
Name of Product:
Steam Humidifiers

The recalled steam humidifiers containing a specific type of electrode wire with a “D” shaped connector can loosen causing arcing and/or overheating, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Recall Date:
June 22, 2023

About 36,200 (In addition, about 3,800 were sold in Canada)

Consumer Contact

Research Products toll-free at 888-742-2401 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at or at and click on “Recall Information” at the top of the page for more information.

Recall Details


This recall involves Research Products Steam Humidifiers with “D” shaped electrode connector wires sold under the AprilAire, Coleman, Luxaire, Bryant, Carrier and York brand names manufactured between June 2010 and January 2015. The steam humidifiers are generally installed alongside HVAC equipment but are separate units. The model number can be found on a silver label placed in the bottom left corner on the outside left side panel of the Steam Humidifier. The following model numbers are included in this recall:

Recalled Steam Humidifier Models




800, 801, 865, 866






S1-STEAM 8000T01


S1-STEAM 8000T01


S1-STEAM 8000T01


Consumers should immediately stop using and shut off the recalled humidifiers and contact Research Products to receive a free electrode wire repair kit and assistance with identifying a qualified contractor to schedule an appointment for a free replacement of their electrode connector wires.


The firm has received 103 reports of the recalled humidifiers overheating, including 10 incidents resulting in smoke or residential fires, totaling more than $10 million in damage.

Sold At:
HVAC contractors nationwide and online at,,, and other websites from June 2010 through January 2015 installed for between $2,000 and $3,500.
Research Products Corporation, of Madison, Wisconsin
Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:

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