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Recall: 3 Squares rice and slow cookers

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On 2016-10-18, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding 3 Squares rice and slow cookers due to a potential Fire and Electrocution Hazard hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2015 for about $30 to $70.

About 200,000 units are involved in this Sherwood Marketing, owner of the 3 Squares brand, LLC, of San Diego, Calif. slow cookers recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 2nd recall of products in the Cookers, Steamers & Fryers category in 2016. Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls, involving about 2 million product units.

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3 Squares rice and slow cookers
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: 800-390-0249

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What is the problem?

The rice/slow cooker's improperly installed wiring can cause electrical shorting in the unit, posing fire and electric shock hazards.

Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves 3 Squares-branded Tim3 Machin3 and Mini Tim3 Machin3 rice and slow cookers with fixed power cords. The 20-cup/4-quart or 8-cup/1.7-quart programmable electric cookers are stainless steel with black molded plastic, have a control panel/keypad on the front and measure about 11 inches in diameter and12 inches tall. The 3Squares logo is printed on the front of the control panel. Model numbers starting with 3RC and ending in 3010S, 3020S, 3434, 5020 and 9010S are included in the recall. The model number is printed on a label on the side of the product.

These items were sold new+ at Home, hardware, mass merchandisers and department stores nationwide and online at Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, Get3Squares, Home Depot, Kohl's, Target, Wayfair and other websites from December 2015 through July 2016 for between $30 and $70, depending on the model and capacity.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rice/slow cookers and contact 3 Squares to receive a free replacement cooker, including shipping.

3 Squares at 800-390-0249 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.Get3Squares.com and click on Recall for more information.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

The firm has received three incident reports, including a cooker sparking when turned on and a cooker turning itself on. One shock injury was reported.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.

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