|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 6, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 601-8418
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Patty Davis, (301) 504-7908
Easy Bake Media Contact: Gail Carvelli, (401) 727-5318
Note: There has been a new recall of this product. The remedy has changed.
Easy-Bake Ovens Recalled for Repair Due to Entrapment and Burn Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should immediately take the recalled oven away from children under 8 years of age and contact the firm for a retrofit with warning.
Name of product: Easy-Bake Ovens
Units: About 985,000
Manufacturer: Easy-Bake, a division of Hasbro, Inc., of Pawtucket, R.I.
Hazard: Young children can insert their hands into the oven's opening and get their hands or fingers caught, posing an entrapment and burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Easy-Bake has received 29 reports of children getting their hands or fingers caught in the oven's opening, including five reports of burns.
Description: The Easy-Bake Oven is a purple and pink plastic oven that resembles a kitchen range with four burners on top and a front-loading oven. "Easy Bake" is printed on the front of the oven. Model number 65805 and "Hasbro" are stamped into the plastic on the back of the oven. The Easy Bake Oven is an electric toy and is not recommended for children under eight years of age. Ovens sold before May 2006 are not included in this recall.
Sold at: Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Target, KB Toys and other retailers nationwide from May 2006 through February 2007 for about $25.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should contact Easy-Bake between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET 7 days a week to receive a free retrofit kit with consumer warning. Caregivers should keep the Easy Bake Oven away from children under eight years of age.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Easy-Bake at (800) 601-8418, or visit the firm's Web site at www.easybake.com
Consumers can also view a video clip about this recall (transcript). This is in "streaming video" format.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
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