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Home > Recalled Products > Home & Garden > Kitchen & Dining > Toasters/Toaster Ovens > Black & Decker brand Infrawave Toasters

Recall: Black & Decker brand Infrawave Toasters

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On 2007-12-05, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Black & Decker brand Infrawave Toasters due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2007 for about $50.00.

About 70,000 units are involved in this Applica Consumer Products toaster recall. Instance(s) of fires, major property damage 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 Toasters/Toaster Ovens category in 2007. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 1 million product units.

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Black & Decker brand Infrawave Toasters
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What is the problem?

An electrical component in the toaster can overheat and ignite the circuit board, posing a fire hazard.

Instance(s) of fires, major property damage have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

Description and Model: The recalled two-slice toaster is black with stainless steel trim and has a digital display below the toaster lever. The Black & Decker brand name is on the top of the toaster. Model number ST2000 is printed on the rating plate on the bottom of the toaster.

These items were sold new+ at Home improvement and discount department retailers nationwide from March 2007 through November 2007 for about $50.

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 stop using the recalled toaster, unplug it immediately, and contact Applica to receive a refund.

For additional information, contact Applica at (800)556-9439 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or log on to the firm's Web site at http://www.acprecall.com

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Applica has received two reports of the toasters igniting, including one report of fire that damaged a kitchen countertop and cabinets. There have been no reported injuries.

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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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