Recall Date: May 2, 2013
LEM Products Distribution Recalls 5-Tray Food Dehydrators Due to Fire Hazard
Name of product: 5-Tray Dehydrator with Digital Timer
Units: About 14,600 in the U.S, and 100 in Canada. This product was previously recalled in February 2011.
Hazard: The fan can fail causing the unit to overheat and pose a fire hazard.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the dehydrator and contact LEM Products Distribution for instructions on free shipping and repair of the recalled product. LEM is offering a one year warranty extension and a $10 discount coupon, which can be used towards a LEM catalog or online purchase, to all consumers who return their recalled units for repair.
Description: This recall involves 5-tray food dehydrators. The dehydrators are gray and are made of plastic and metal. The model number 1009 is on a label located on the back panel with the company’s contact details. The “LEM” logo is embossed on the top of the unit, which has a panel with the digital timer, the on/off switch and a temperature control knob. The UPC code is printed on the bottom of the packaging and reads 734494010091.
Incidents/Injuries: LEM Products Distribution has received two reports of fan failure both resulting in fire in the units. In one incident the consumer was close by and prevented a fire by carrying the unit outside. There were no injuries reported.
Sold at: Bass Pro Shops, Gander Mountain, Sportsman’s Warehouse and other mass merchandisers and retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com and www.lemproducts.com from August 2010 through February 2013 for about $160.
Consumer Contact: LEM Products Distribution toll free at (877) 536-7763 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.lemproducts.com and click Warranty and Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/LEM-Products-Distribution-Recalls-5-Tray-Food-Dehydrators
Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/28963r-eng.php