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CPSC Recalls EZDRY Food Dehydrators

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for EZDRY Food Dehydrators, saying the unit can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

According to the CPSC, the recall involves white, EZDRY, six-tray food dehydrators that weigh about 4 pounds and measures 12 inches tall by about 8 inches deep by 10 inches wide. EZDRY is printed on the front of the dehydrators and the model number EPD60W is printed on a white label on the bottom of the unit.

Imported by Greenfield World Trade Inc. of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, the units were made in China and sold at Kohl’s stores nationwide and on Amazon.com from June 2016 through February 2017 for between $40 and $50. About 14,000 units were sold.

The company has received 13 reports of the dehydrator overheating and the plastic unit melting, including six reports of fire and one report resulting in property damage to the counter top, the CPSC said. No injuries have been reported.

The CPSC said consumers should immediately stop using the recalled food dehydrators and contact Greenfield for instructions on returning the recalled food dehydrators with a prepaid shipping label for a free replacement or full refund.