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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: 5-Tray Dehydrators with Digital Timers
Hazard: Damaged wiring in the food dehydrators can come into contact with a metal bracket inside the machine, posing a shock hazard.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the dehydrators and contact LEM Products Distribution for instructions on free shipping and repair of the recalled product.
Consumer Contact: LEM Products 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 & Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units: About 3,000 in the U.S and 24 in Canada. This product was previously recalled in May 2013 for a fire hazard.
Description: This recall involves 5-tray food dehydrators with model number 1009 and serial numbers between 20110506 and 20121008. These food dehydrators were previously recalled and repaired as part of a May 2013 recall. The dehydrators are gray and are made of plastic and metal. The model and serial numbers are located on a label on the back panel. LEM 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 734494910094 is on the bottom of the packaging. Only dehydrators within the serial number range between 20110506 and 20121008 and with a sticker on the back panel stating "Read Manual Before Operating" are included in this recall.
Incidents/Injuries: LEM Products has received nine reports of electrical shorts, including one report of sparks causing minor damage to the surrounding countertop and carpet. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Buchheit, Gander Mountain, Rural King, Sportsman's Warehouse and Theisen Supply stores and other mass merchandisers and retailers nationwide and online at www.lemproducts.com from June 2011 through December 2013 for between $125 and $160.
Importer: LEM Products Distribution, LLC of West Chester, Ohio
Manufactured in: China
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/37989r-eng.php
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