LEM Products Distribution 5-tray Food Dehydrator

Starting date:
May 2, 2013
Posting date:
May 2, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Appliances
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Flammability Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-28963

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and LEM Products Distribution.

Affected products

LEM Products Distribution 5-tray Food Dehydrator

Product 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.

Hazard identified

The fan can fail causing the unit to overheat, posing a fire hazard.

LEM Products Distribution has received two reports in the United States of fan motor failure, resulting in a fire in the unit. There were no injuries reported. LEM Products Distribution has received one report of a dehydrator overheating in Canada, resulting in the melting of the trays and causing smoke to emit from the unit. There were no injuries or property damage.

Number sold

This recall involves approximately 107 units in Canada and approximately 14,600 units in the United States. The affected products were sold at mass merchandisers and retailers across Canada and online at Amazon.com and www.lemproducts.com.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from August 2010 to February 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
LEM Products Distribution, LLC
West Chester
Ohio
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the dehydrator and contact LEM Products Distribution for instructions on free shipping and repair of the recalled product.

For more information, consumers may contact LEM Products Distribution toll-free at 1-877-536-7763 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or online at the firm's website by clicking on "Warranty and Recall" at the bottom of the page for more information.

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

Consumers may also view the recall notice on the Electrical Safety Authority's website