Consumer product recall

Sahara Folding Food Dehydrators recalled due to fire hazard

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Summary

Product
Sahara Folding Food Dehydrators
Issue
Consumer products - Fire hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using the recalled product, remove the polyester air filter and contact Berkshire Innovations for a free repair.

Affected products

This recall involves the Brod & Taylor Sahara Folding Food Dehydrators. The dehydrator has seven shelves, two front glass doors and folds to one third its size for storage. The back panel of each dehydrator has the model number DR710, the production code CCAE, and its individual serial number. The recalled dehydrators have serial numbers between 12139055 and 12140194.

Issue

The heater fan can fail and cause the components to overheat, posing a fire hazard.

As of April 25, 2023 the company has received 1 report of overheating in Canada, and no reports of injuries. In the United States, the company has received 15 reports of overheating and no reports of injuries.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Sahara Folding Food Dehydrators, remove the polyester air filter and contact Berkshire Innovations for a free non-flammable metal screen air filter.

For more information, consumers can contact Berkshire Innovations Inc. by telephone at 800-768-706, by email at recall@brodandtaylor.com or visit the company website www.brodandtaylor.com/recall or www.brodandtaylor.com.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Berkshire Innovations Inc.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.

Additional information

Background

Number Sold

The company reported that 29 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and 990 were sold in the United States.

Time Period Sold

The affected products were sold from August 2022 to March 2023.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in China

Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer products - Electronics
Companies

Importer

Berkshire Innovations Inc.

Williamstown, Massachusetts

United States

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-73583