Expanded Recall: LEM Products Distribution recalls 5-Tray Food Dehydrators

Starting date:
February 18, 2014
Posting date:
February 18, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Appliances
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Electrical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-37989

Expansion of May 2, 2013 recall.

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

Affected products

5-Tray Food Dehydrators

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.

This supplemental recall involves units with UPC code 73449410094 of the 5-tray dehydrators that were part of the May 2013 recall. These units had Corrective Action Plan (CAP) repair kits installed by LEM between June 6, 2013 and September 4, 2013. Only units within the serial number range of 20110506 through 20121008 and a sticker "Read Manual before Operating" are included in this supplemental recall. See the last image in the recall notice.

Hazard identified

As a result of the repair kit installation process, damaged wiring in the recalled food dehydrators may come into contact with a metal bracket inside the machine, posing a shock hazard.

Neither Health Canada nor LEM Products Distribution has received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these dehydrators.

Number sold

This supplementary recall involves 24 units in Canada and approximately 3,034 units in the United States.

Time period sold

This supplementary recall only pertains to units that had Corrective Action Plan (CAP) repair kits installed by LEM between June 6, 2013 and September 4, 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 stop using the dehydrator immediately 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 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit the LEM Products' website and click 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.

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.