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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
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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