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Hawthorne Hydroponics Recalls Grower’s Edge Vaporizers Due To Burn, Shock and Fire Hazard

  • Recalled Commercial Model No. 740650
  • Recalled Deluxe Model No. 704050
Name of Product:
Grower’s Edge Vaporizers
Hazard:

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.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
March 19, 2020
Units:
About 60,000 (In addition, about 340 in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Hawthorne Hydroponics toll-free at 855-913-1678 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.growers-edge.net/ and click on “Recall Notice” or https://www.growers-edge.net/page/recall-notices.

Recall Details

Description:

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:

 

Model Model Number UPC
Deluxe Vaporizer 704050 870883005795
Commercial Vaporizer 740650 870883000608

 

Remedy:

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.

Incidents/Injuries:

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.

Sold At

Hawthorne Hydroponics dealers nationwide, including hydroponic and indoor specialty gardening stores, and online from August 2011 through January 2020 for between $115 and $140. 

Manufactured In:
Israel and China
Importer(s):

Hawthorne Canada Limited in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada and Hawthorne Hydroponics LLC, in Vancouver, Wash.

Recall number:
20-095
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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.

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