Recall: Food dehydrators with digital timers
On 2011-02-16, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Food dehydrators with digital timers due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2010 for about $160.
About 4,000 units are involved in this LEM Products food dehydrator recall. Instance(s) of fires have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Food Dehydrators & Preservers category in 2011.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 425-4509
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What is the problem?
The screws that secure the motor to the back panel can come loose, causing the motor to fall on the heating element. This poses a fire hazard.
Instance(s) of fires have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves 5-tray and 10-tray LEM food dehydrators with serial numbers 2010 0701, 2010 0702, 2010 07021, 2010 0901, 2010 0902, 2010 1001 or 2010 1101. The dehydrators are gray and are made of plastic. The LEM logo is embossed on the top of the unit. The serial number is located on the label on the back panel. The last section of the UPC code found in the packaging reads "1009 1" for the 5-tray unit and "1010 7" for the 10-tray unit.
These items were sold new+ at Mass merchandisers and retailers nationwide and online at www.lemproducts.com from August 2010 through December 2010 for about $160.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dehydrators and contact LEM Products to receive a free repair kit.
For more information, contact LEM Products toll-free at (877)425-4509 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the website at www.lemproducts.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
LEM Products has received five reports of motors falling on the unit's heating element resulting in smoke or fire contained in the unit. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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