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Cabela’s Recalls Food Dehydrators Due to Fire Hazard

  • Cabela’s 160-liter and 80-liter food dehydrators
Name of Product:
Food dehydrators
Hazard:

Defective wiring in the food dehydrators can cause a build-up of heat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:
Refund
Replace
Recall Date:
October 20, 2016
Units:
About 3,000
Consumer Contact

Cabela’s at 800-237-4444 anytime, or online at www.cabelas.com for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Cabela’s commercial grade 80-liter and 160-liter food dehydrators. The stainless steel dehydrators have model numbers 541549 on the 80 liter, and 541650 on the 160 liters. Model numbers are located on the back panel of the dehydrator.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dehydrators and contact Cabela’s to receive a replacement product or a refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received nine reports of the product malfunctioning due to defective wiring. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:
Cabela’s stores nationwide and online at Cabelas.com from August 2016 through September 2016 for about $300 for the 80-liter model and $415 for the 160-liter model.
Importer(s):

Cabela’s Inc., of Sidney, Neb.

Distributor(s):
Cabela’s Inc., of Sidney, Neb.
Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
17-018
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