LEM Products Distribution Recalls 5-Tray Food Dehydrators Due to Fire Hazard

LEM Products Distribution Recalls 5-Tray Food Dehydrators Due to Fire Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–May 2, 2013.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: May 02, 2013 – Recall number: 13-182

  • LEM 5-Tray Dehydrator model number 1009

    LEM 5-Tray Dehydrator model number 1009

Recall Summary

Name of product:  5-Tray Dehydrator with Digital Timer

Hazard: The fan can fail causing the unit to overheat and pose a fire hazard.

Remedy:  View Details

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. 

Recall Details

In conjunction with

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/28963r-eng.php

Units:  About 14,600 in the U.S, and 100 in Canada. This product was previously recalled in February 2011.

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.

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.

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.

Importer:  LEM Products Distribution, LLC of West Chester, Ohio

Manufactured in:  China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
 
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

Source: cpsc.gov