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

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
LEM 5-Tray Dehydrator model number 1009

LEM 5-Tray Dehydrator model number 1009

LEM dehydrator top view

LEM dehydrator top view

LEM dehydrator label 1 on the rear panel

LEM dehydrator label 1 on the rear panel

LEM dehydrator label 2 on the rear panel

LEM dehydrator label 2 on the rear panel

Name of Product:
5-Tray Dehydrator with Digital Timer
Hazard:
The fan can fail causing the unit to overheat and pose a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
May 02, 2013
Units:
About 14,600 in the U.S, and 100 in Canada. This product was previously recalled in February 2011.
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.  

Recall Details

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.

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.

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.

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

Importer

LEM Products Distribution, LLC of West Chester, Ohio

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-182
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