LEM Products Recalls Food Dehydrators Due to Fire Hazard

The screws that secure the motor to the back panel can come loose, causing the motor to fall on the heating element.

Recall date: February 16, 2011
Recall number: 11-131
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Food dehydrators with digital timers

Hazard:

The screws that secure the motor to the back panel can come loose, causing the motor to fall on the heating element. This poses a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact:

For more information, contact LEM Products toll-free at (877) 425-4509 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the website at www.lemproducts.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 3,500

Description

This recall involves 5-tray and 10-tray LEM food dehydrators with serial numbers 2010 0701, 2010 0702, 2010 07021, 2010 0901, 2010 0902, 2010 1001 or 2010 1101. The dehydrators are gray and are made of plastic. The LEM logo is embossed on the top of the unit. The serial number is located on the label on the back panel. The last section of the UPC code found in the packaging reads “1009 1” for the 5-tray unit and “1010 7” for the 10-tray unit.

Incidents/Injuries

LEM Products has received five reports of motors falling on the unit’s heating element resulting in smoke or fire contained in the unit. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dehydrators and contact LEM Products to receive a free repair kit.

Sold at

Mass merchandisers and retailers nationwide and online at www.lemproducts.com from August 2010 through December 2010 for about $160.

Distributor(s)

LEM Products, of Harrison, Ohio

Manufactured in

China

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