Nesco Food Dehydrator Recalled Over Fire Risk

Nesco American Harvest

recalled one variety of its food dehydrators after three reports of it overheating and smoking or catching fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

So far, no one has been hurt, but consumers should stop using the product until they get free electronic control modules to replace those with the defective capacitors that cause the overheating.

About 4,800 of the Nesco American Harvest Gardenmaster Food Dehydrators were sold in stores nationwide and online from July 2009 to January 2011 for about $140 each. Nesco products are carried at retailers including Walmart and amazon.com.