Recall: Oven Rack Guard
On 2011-01-06, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Oven Rack Guard due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2010 for about $3.
About 400 units are involved in this Nantucket Distributing oven rack guard recall. Instance(s) of injuries, 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 Ovens & Ranges / Stoves category in 2011. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 900,000 product units. See other recalled Ovens & Ranges / Stoves.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 287-3232
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What is the problem?
The product cannot withstand the high temperatures stated on the packaging and can overheat posing a fire hazard.
Instance(s) of injuries, fires, property damage have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled Oven Rack Guard is intended to be placed on an oven rack to prevent burns on the arms or wrist when placing items in or removing them from an oven. The Oven Rack Guard is off white in color, 18 inches long and contains five metal snaps that secure the Oven Rack Guard to the oven rack. The SKU number is 66262 and the UPC number is 15697769. Both numbers are located on the package.
These items were sold new+ at Christmas Tree Shops primarily in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions in October 2010 for about $3.
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 product and return it to any Christmas Tree Shop location for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Christmas Tree Shops toll-free at (888)287-3232 with calls accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, or visit the firm's website at www.christmastreeshops.com
Incidents & Injuries
The firm has received nine reports of the product causing smoke or catching fire. Of those nine reports, three consumers reported property damage and five reported injuries, such as headache, sore throat, nausea and eye irritation from smoke.
+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 in the CPSC recall announcement.
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