Recall: Food Dehydrator Recalled by NESCO American Harvest Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: NESCO American Harvest Gardenmaster Food Dehydrator
Units: About 4,800
Manufacturer: The Metal Ware Corporation, of Two Rivers, Wisc.
Hazard: A defective capacitor in the electronic control module can overheat, posing a smoke and fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: NESCO received three reports of overheating resulting in smoke or fire. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled product includes a base with stackable trays to place food. The top of the unit houses the electronic control module. Model number FD-1020 and production date codes: 09E 0610; 09E 0624; and 09E 0903 are molded into the underside of the dehydrator's electronic control module.
Sold at: National mass merchandisers and retailers and online at www.nesco.com and other websites from July 2009 to January 2011 for about $140.
Manufactured in: C hina
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact NESCO for instructions on how to receive a free electronic control module.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact NESCO at (800) 726-4457 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.nesco.com
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