Defective Wiring Poses Fire Hazard, Prompts Recall of Food Dehydrators

Defective wiring in the units can cause heat to build up, posing a fire hazard

Defective Wiring Poses Fire Hazard, Prompts Recall of Food Dehydrators
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October 21, 2016

Cabela has issued a recall for about 3,000 commercial-grade 80-liter and 160-liter food dehydrators due to a risk of fire.

Defective wiring in the items can cause a build-up of heat, leading to the possibility of fire.

The affected items are made of stainless steel and have model numbers printed on the back panel. The 80-liter unit has model number 541549, while the 160-liter unit includes model number 541650.

The units were sold at Cabela's stores across the country as well as online from August 2016 through September 2016 for approximately $300 for the 80-liter unit and $415 for the 160-liter model.

To date, Cabela's has received nine reports of the units malfunctioning due to defective wiring, although no injuries have been reported.

Consumers should stop using the recalled items right away and contact the manufacturer to receive either a replacement or a refund.

For more information, consumers can call Cabela's at (800) 237-4444.