Recall date: January 20, 2011
Recall number: 11-104

Recall Summary

Name of product:
NESCO American Harvest Gardenmaster Food Dehydrator
Hazard:
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 www.nesco.com

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 4,800
Description:

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Description:

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.

Incidents/Injuries:

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

 
Remedy:

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 www.nesco.com and other websites from July 2009 to January 2011 for about $140.

Manufacturer(s):
The Metal Ware Corporation, of Two Rivers, Wisc.
Manufactured In:
China