Food Dehydrator Recalled by NESCO American Harvest Due to Fire Hazard

A defective capacitor in the electronic control module can overheat.

Recall date: January 20, 2011
Recall number: 11104
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

NESCO American Harvest Gardenmaster Food Dehydrator


A defective capacitor in the electronic control module can overheat, posing a smoke and fire hazard.

Consumer Contact:

For more information, contact NESCO at (800) 726-4457 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details


About 4,800


The recalled product includes a base with stackable trays to place food. The top of the unit houses the electronic control module. Model number FD-1020 and production date codes: 09E 0610; 09E 0624; and 09E 0903 are molded into the underside of the dehydrator's electronic control module.


NESCO received three reports of overheating resulting in smoke or fire. No injuries have been reported.


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact NESCO for instructions on how to receive a free electronic control module.

Sold at

National mass merchandisers and retailers and online at and other websites from July 2009 to January 2011 for about $140.


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