About 3,500 LEM Food Dehydrators With Digital Timers have been recalled for fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the Defective Products immediately and notes that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a Recalled Product.
The recalled LEM Food Dehydrators with Digital Timers were manufactured in China and distributed by LEM Products, of Harrison, Ohio.
The screws that secure the motor to the back panel can come loose, causing the motor to fall on the heating element. This poses a fire hazard.
To date, LEM Products has received five reports of motors falling on the unitâ€™s heating element resulting in smoke or fire contained in the unit. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves 5-tray and 10-tray LEM Food Dehydrators with the following serial numbers:
â€¢ 2010 0701
â€¢ 2010 0702
â€¢ 2010 07021
â€¢ 2010 0901
â€¢ 2010 0902
â€¢ 2010 1001
â€¢ 2010 1101
The dehydrators are gray and are made of plastic. The LEM logo is embossed on the top of the unit. The serial number is located on the label on the back panel. The last section of the UPC code found in the packaging reads “1009 1” for the 5-tray unit and “1010 7” for the 10-tray unit.
The recalled LEM Food Dehydrators with Digital Timers were sold at mass merchandisers and retailers nationwide and online at www.lemproducts.com from August 2010 through December 2010 for about $160.
The CPSC is also advising consumers to contact LEM Products to receive a free repair kit. LEM Products can be reached, toll-free, at 1.877.425.4509 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website.