Yesterday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a second recall of 5-tray food dehydrators. The fan can fail, causing the unit to overheat and pose a fire hazard.

About 14,600 units of this product were sold in the U.S. and 100 in Canada. This product was previously recalled in February 2011.

The dehydrators are gray and are made of plastic and metal. The model number 1009 is on a label located on the back panel with the company’s contact details.  The “LEM” logo 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 is printed on the bottom of the packaging and reads 734494010091. LEM Products Distribution has received two reports of fan failure, both resulting in fire in the units.
If you or a family member have suffered significant burn injuries as the result of using a defective machine or other defective product, please contact one of our personal injury attorney at Swartz & Swartz, P.C.. You can call us at (617) 742-1900, or if you are outside the Boston area, call toll-free at 1-800-545-3732. We are here to answer your questions and discuss how to protect your legal rights

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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