The vaporizers can overheat, and the vaporized materials can pose a burn risk if spilled or cause a fire if they fall onto a combustible surface. The Deluxe model vaporizer also poses an electrical shock hazard if a consumer touches a small copper piece at the base of the vaporizer while in use.
This recall involves the Deluxe and Commercial models of the Grower’s Edge Vaporizer sold by Hawthorne Hydroponics LLC for use in hydroponic growing. The Deluxe vaporizer has a yellow, aluminum body and adjustable vaporizing cup, and the Commercial model has a stainless steel plate and adjustable vaporizing cup. The following model numbers, which are visible on the packaging, are included in the recall:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vaporizers and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund in the form of store credit.
Hawthorne received 11 reports of overheating or fire, 9 for the Deluxe and 2 for the commercial model. Hawthorne has received one report of property damage as a result of vaporizer use, apart from damage to the vaporizer itself. No injuries have been reported.
Hawthorne Canada Limited in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada and Hawthorne Hydroponics LLC, in Vancouver, Wash.
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.