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Recall: Electric Simmer Pots

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On 2008-04-24, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Electric Simmer Pots due to a potential fire & burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2002 for about $17.00 to $25.00.

About 800,000 units are involved in this Waxcessories electric simmer pot recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Potpourri & Aromatherapy Items category in 2008.

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Electric Simmer Pots
Image of Recalled Electric Simmer Pot Label - The Product item number is located on the UPC label on the bottom of the electric simmer pot. 471388
Image of Recalled Electric Simmer Pots - Sample photos of Waxcessories electric simmre pots.  Designs and colors will vary. 178559
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What is the problem?

The simmer pots have wire connections that can become loose, posing a risk of fire and electric shock to consumers.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The electric simmer pots were sold in a variety of styles and were designed to melt scented wax in a ceramic cup. The cup sits on a ceramic base that contains a 40-watt bulb, socket and electric cord. The recall includes all designs of the electric simmer pots and all item numbers. The words "ELECTRIC SIMMER POT" and the design name are printed on the bar code label, which is located on the bottom of the base. For a complete list of individual item numbers and photos, visit the firm's recall Web site at www.simmerpotrecall.com

These items were sold new+ at Gift and novelty shops nationwide from April 2002 through April 2008 for between $17 and $25.

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 simmer pots immediately and contact Waxcessories for instructions on receiving a free replacement product.

For further information, call (800)899-5884 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the recall Web site at www.simmerpotrecall.com

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

There have been 161 reports of discolored cords, loose wires, and wires separating from the pot. No injuries have been reported.

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+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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