Recall: Black & Decker VersaToast wide-slot toasters
On 2002-02-07, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Black & Decker VersaToast wide-slot toasters due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 1999 for about $10 to $30.
About 2 million units are involved in this toaster recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Toasters/Toaster Ovens category in 2002.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 264-9230
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What is the problem?
The heating element in these toasters can continue to operate after use, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall includes both two-slice and four-slice Black & Decker brand VersaToast wide-slot toasters. "BLACK & DECKER," "VersaToast" and "WIDE SLOT" are written on the side of the toaster near the cooking controls. The toasters have either white or black plastic enclosures. They have model number T1200, T1250, T1400 or T1450 written on the bottom of the toaster.
Information on where these items sold new+: Discount department stores, including Wal-Mart, Service Merchandise, Kohl's Department Stores and Bradlees, sold the toasters nationwide from June 1999 through January 2002. The two-slice toasters sold for between $10 and $20. The four-slice toasters sold for between $18 and $30.
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 unplug and stop using these recalled toasters immediately.
For more information on receiving a refund, consumers should call Applica Consumer Products Inc. toll-free at (866) 264-9230 anytime.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+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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