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

The fan in the 5-tray food dehydrator can fail and cause the product to overheat and catch fire.

Recall date: May 02, 2013
Recall number: 13-182
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  • LEM 5-Tray Dehydrator model number 1009

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    LEM 5-Tray Dehydrator model number 1009

  • LEM dehydrator top view

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    LEM dehydrator top view

  • LEM dehydrator label 1 on the rear panel

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    LEM dehydrator label 1 on the rear panel

  • LEM dehydrator label 2 on the rear panel

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    LEM dehydrator label 2 on the rear panel

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.

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.  

Report an Incident Involving this Product

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

  • LEM 5-Tray Dehydrator model number 1009

  • LEM dehydrator top view

  • LEM dehydrator label 1 on the rear panel

  • LEM dehydrator label 2 on the rear panel