Recall: KitchenAid; ProLine; Toasters
On 2005-03-24, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding KitchenAid; ProLine; Toasters due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2003 for about $250.00 to $300.00.
About 40,000 units are involved in this Whirlpool toaster recall. Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported. 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 2005.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
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What is the problem?
An interruption of power to the toaster can cause the heating elements to unexpectedly self-start and could ignite any flammable items left on top of the unit, posing a fire hazard.
Instance(s) of fires, property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled KitchenAid; ProLine; countertop toasters are painted die-cast metal or stainless steel and come in 2-slice or 4-slice models.
These items were sold new+ at Various catalogs and specialty retailers nationwide from August 2003 through January 2005 for between $250 and $300.
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 call KitchenAid; at (800)874-0608 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, or go to the firm's Web site at www.KitchenAid.com/repair.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Whirlpool has received three reports of incidents involving heating elements unexpectedly self-starting, including one case outside the U.S. in which items on top of a toaster caught on fire. There are no reports of personal injury or property damage.
+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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