LEM Products Distribution, LLC of West Chester, Ohio, has recalled its 5-Tray Dehydrators with Digital Timers. Damaged wiring in the food dehydrators can come into contact with a metal bracket inside the machine, posing a shock hazard. 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. 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.
The timers were 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. Consumers should immediately stop using the dehydrators and contact LEM Products Distribution for instructions on free shipping and repair of the recalled product. 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. Damaged wiring can come into contact with a metal bracket in the food dehydrators. Electrical shorts, sparks reported. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
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