Recall: Four-Slice Electric Toasters
On 2009-01-06, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Four-Slice Electric Toasters due to a potential electric shock hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2005 for about $300.00.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Viking electric toaster recall. Instance(s) of injuries 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 2009.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
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What is the problem?
Wiring inside the toaster can become loose and contact the toaster body, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall involves Viking Professional Four-Slot Toasters, model numbers VT400WH, VT400BK, VT400GG, VT400SG, VT400BR and VT400CB. The toaster has a label on its underside that states in part, Viking, UL Listed 73D3, Viking Range Corporation, Model VT400 Series.
These items were sold new+ at Culinary products retailers, online dealers, and Vikings web site from April 2005 through November 2008 for about $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 stop using the toaster immediately and unplug it, and contact Viking to obtain a free replacement toaster.
For additional information, contact Viking toll-free at (888)267-4460 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.vikingrange.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Incidents/Injuries: Viking has received five reports from consumers who experienced minor shock when touching the outside of the toaster.
+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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