LEM Products Distribution Expands Recall Including Previously-Repaired 5-Tray Food Dehydrators Due to Shock Hazard

Damaged wiring can come into contact with a metal bracket in the food dehydrators. Electrical shorts, sparks reported.

Recall date: February 18, 2014
Recall number: 14-106
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

5-Tray Dehydrators with Digital Timers

Hazard:

Damaged wiring in the food dehydrators can come into contact with a metal bracket inside the machine, posing a shock hazard.

Consumer Contact:

LEM Products 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 & 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/2014/37989r-eng.php
Units

About 3,000 in the U.S and 24 in Canada. This product was previously recalled in May 2013 for a fire hazard.

Description

This recall involves 5-tray food dehydrators with model number 1009 and serial numbers between 20110506 and 20121008. These food dehydrators were previously recalled and repaired as part of a May 2013 recall.  The dehydrators are gray and are made of plastic and metal. The model and serial numbers are located on a label on the back panel. LEM 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 734494910094 is on the bottom of the packaging. Only dehydrators within the serial number range between 20110506 and 20121008 and with a sticker on the back panel stating “Read Manual Before Operating” are included in this recall.

Incidents/Injuries

LEM Products has received nine reports of electrical shorts, including one report of sparks causing minor damage to the surrounding countertop and carpet. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the dehydrators and contact LEM Products Distribution for instructions on free shipping and repair of the recalled product.

Sold at

Buchheit, Gander Mountain, Rural King, Sportsman’s Warehouse and Theisen Supply stores and other mass merchandisers and retailers nationwide and online at www.lemproducts.com from June 2011 through December 2013 for between $125 and $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