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: China
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