Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Hawthorne Hydroponics Recalls Grower's Edge Vaporizers Due To Burn, Shock and Fire Hazard

Name of product: Grower's Edge Vaporizers

Hazard: 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 in use.

Remedy: Refund

Recall date: March 19, 2020

Units: About 60,000 (In addition, about 340 in Canada)

Consumer Contact: Hawthorne Hydroponics toll-free at 855-913-1678 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.growers-edge.net/ and click on "Recall Notice" or https://www.growers-edge.net/page/recall-notices.

Description: This recall involves the Deluxe and Commercial models of the Grower's Edge Vaporizer sold by Hawthorne Hydroponics LLC 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 are visible on the packaging, are included in the recall:


Model Number


Deluxe Vaporizer



Commercial Vaporizer




Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vaporizers and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund in the form of store credit.

Incidents/Injuries: Hawthorne received 11 reports of overheating or fire, 9 for the Deluxe and 2 for the commercial model. Hawthorne has received one report of property damage as a result of vaporizer use, apart from damage to the vaporizer itself. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Hawthorne Hydroponics dealers nationwide, including hydroponic and indoor specialty gardening stores, and online from August 2011 through January 2020 for between $115 and $140.

Importer: Hawthorne Canada Limited in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada and Hawthorne Hydroponics LLC, in Vancouver, Wash.

Manufactured In: Israel and China