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CPSC And Tefal Corporation Announce Toaster Recall

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Recall Date:
July 25, 1995

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

July 25, 1995

 

Release # 95-149


WASHINGTON, D.C. - CPSC, TEFAL Corporation of Pine Brook, N.J., is voluntarily recalling 6,775 Model 8781 Hi-Speed Toasters. The toaster's heating unit may not turn off, presenting a potential fire hazard.

TEFAL received 11 reports of the toaster overheating. In some instances, food items caught fire; and in one instance, a fire from the toaster caused damage to a kitchen. The white plastic toasters measure approximately 14 inches long, 6 inches high, and 4.5 inches wide. The words "TEFAL Hi-speed Thick 'n' Thin" appear on the side of the toaster. A dial with six control settings is located in the bottom right hand corner of the front of the toaster.Various retailers sold the toasters nationwide from June 1994 to December 1994 for $29.99.

Consumers who own a toaster manufactured by TEFAL should disconnect it and check the model number located on a metal plate on the bottom of the toaster. Consumers who have a Model 8781 toaster should contact TEFAL at (800) 395-8325 to arrange for a replacement or refund. CPSC and TEFAL are not aware of injuries involving this product. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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