Cabela’s recalls food dehydrators for fire hazard

Cabela’s 160-liter and 80-liter food dehydrators (Consumer Product Safety Commission)
Cabela’s 160-liter and 80-liter food dehydrators (Consumer Product Safety Commission)

WASHINGTON (WHTM) – Cabela’s is recalling about 3,000 food dehydrators because defective wiring can cause a buildup of heat and pose a fire hazard.

The sporting goods retailer has received nine reports of the product malfunctioning due to defective wiring, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. No injuries have been reported.

The recall involves Cabela’s commercial grade 80-liter and 160-liter food dehydrators. The stainless steel dehydrators have model numbers 541549 on the 80 liter and 541650 on the 160 liters.

The dehydrators were sold in Cabela’s stores nationwide and online at Cabelas.com from August 2016 through September 2016 for about $300 for the 80-liter model and $415 for the 160-liter model.

Owners should contact Cabela’s to receive a replacement product or a refund.

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