Updated Recall: Hamilton Beach Classic Chrome 2-Slice Toasters
On 2012-09-28, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an updated recall regarding Hamilton Beach Classic Chrome 2-Slice Toasters due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2008 for about $30 to $40. It was originally recalled on 2011-06-30.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 672-5872
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What is the problem?
The heating element in these toasters can remain energized indefinitely when an item is placed in the toaster which may ignite the contents, posing a fire hazard if the toaster is near flammable items.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The Hamilton Beach recall involves model 22600 toasters with specific series codes. These series codes begin with the letters C or D, and have the format of CXXXXBI or DXXXXBI, where XXXX is a four-digit number ranging from 0190 through 5290. The model number and series code are printed on the bottom of the toaster. The toaster has a chromed steel exterior, a front control panel with a rotary toast shade selector and function buttons arranged in an arc, a front removable crumb tray and Hamilton Beach printed across the front of the toaster.
These items were sold new+ at Mass merchandisers and department, grocery and home center stores nationwide and various online retailers from February 2008 through June 2011 for between $30 and $40.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled toasters and contact the firm to receive instructions on how to obtain a free replacement toaster.
For additional information, contact Hamilton Beach at (800) 672-5872 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.hamiltonbeach.com. General toaster safety information available from Hamilton Beach at (http://tinyurl.com/43va5sd) (pdf).
UPDATE 09/28/2012: Phone number and contact days/hours were changed.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Hamilton Beach has received 15 reports of toasters that did not pop-up as intended, including three reports of minor damage to kitchen cabinets. There were no reports of injuries.
+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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