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Grower’s edge vaporizers are being recalled by Hawthorne Hydroponics due to shock, burn, and fire hazards

Vaporizer for Hydroponics Is Recalled Due to Fire and Burn HazardsHawthorne Hydroponics is recalling about 60,000 grower’s edge vaporizers in the United States and about 340 in Canada.

The vaporizers can overheat, and the vaporized materials can pose a burn risk if spilled or cause a fire if they fall onto a combustible surface. The deluxe model vaporizer also poses an electrical shock hazard if a consumer touches a small copper piece at the base of the vaporizer while it’s being used.

Hawthorne has received 11 reports of overheating or fire, nine for the deluxe and two for the commercial model. Hawthorne has received one report of property damage as a result of vaporizer use. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the deluxe and commercial models of the grower’s edge vaporizer sold by Hawthorne Hydroponics for use in hydroponic growing. The deluxe vaporizer has a yellow, aluminum body and adjustable vaporizing cup, and the commercial model has a stainless steel plate and adjustable vaporizing cup. The following model numbers, which can be seen on the packaging, are included in the recall:

Model

Model Number

UPC

Deluxe vaporizer

704050

870883005795

Commercial vaporizer

740650

870883000608

The vaporizers were sold at Hawthorne Hydroponics dealers nationwide, including hydroponic and indoor specialty gardening stores, and online from August 2011 through January 2020. The cost was $115 to $140. 

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vaporizers and return them to the place of purchase for a refund, which will be a store credit, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise.

For more information, call Hawthorne Hydroponics at 855-913-1678 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.growers-edge.net/ and click on “Recall Notice” or https://www.growers-edge.net/page/recall-notices.

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