Grower's Edge Deluxe and Commercial Vaporizers due to burn, fire or electric shock hazard

Starting date:
March 19, 2020
Posting date:
March 19, 2020
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-72461

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Grower's Edge Deluxe and Commercial Vaporizers sold by Hawthorne Hydroponics LLC.
  • Issue: The vaporizers pose a burn, fire or electric shock hazard.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the vaporizers and return them to the place of purchase for a store credit.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Hawthorne Canada, Ltd.

Affected products

Grower's Edge Deluxe Vaporizers and Commercial Vaporizers

Product description

This recall involves the Grower's Edge Deluxe vaporizers and Commercial vaporizers sold by Hawthorne Hydroponics. Growers use vaporizers like these to spray vaporized materials onto plants in order to optimize plant growth. The vaporizers are typically suspended from a hook in order to distribute the materials on the plants.

The following products are included in this recall:
Product Model Number  UPC
Deluxe Model 704050 870883005795
Commercial Model 740650 870883000608

Hazard identified

The vaporizers can overheat, and the vaporized materials can pose a burn risk if spilled or potentially cause a fire if they fall onto a combustible surface. The Deluxe model also has a potential risk of electrical shock.

As of March 11, 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 9 incident reports relating to the Deluxe vaporizer and 2 incident reports relating to the Commercial vaporizer, and no reports of injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 339 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and approximately 60,847 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from January 2018 to January 2020 in Canada.  In the United States the affected products were sold from August 2011 to January 2020.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Israel and China

Companies

Distributor
Hawthorne Canada, Ltd.
Surrey
British Columbia
CANADA
Distributor
Hawthorne Hydroponics, LLC
Vancouver
Washington
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
Havav Ofer at Ofer Agrotech Dev.
ISRAEL
Manufacturer
Uni-Tech Environmental Products Limited
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the vaporizers and return them to the place of purchase for a refund equal to the retail price in the form of a store credit.

For more information, consumers may contact Hawthorne Customer Service by telephone at 1-855-913-1678, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST or by email.

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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.