Recall: Electric Toasters
On 2008-03-19, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Electric Toasters due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2000 for about $40.00 to $50.00.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Salton electric toaster recall. 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 2008.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The toaster can turn on without bread in the slots and ignite items placed on top of it, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the chrome two-slice electric toasters sold under the following brands: Farberware (model # FCT200 or FCT100), Hoffritz (model # HZT2 and HZT2M), and Russell Hobbs (model #RH2MT). The brand name and model number are printed on a plate located on the underside of the toaster.
These items were sold new+ at Online and retail liquidators nationwide from January 2000 through December 2007 for between $40 and $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 toaster immediately, unplug it, and cut off the power cord where it enters the body of the toaster. Consumers who return the power cord in the prepaid envelope that will be provided will receive a full refund.
Contact Salton at (800)233-9054 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.esalton.com
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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