FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 12, 1998

 

Release # 98-066


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Appliance Corp. of America (ACA) of Great Neck, N.Y., implemented a voluntary corrective action program on more than 100,000 toaster and convection ovens sold under the WELBILT brand name to replace their power cords. If the power cords touch the back of the oven, they could melt and expose wires, presenting a serious shock hazard to consumers.

ACA has not received any reports of power cords melting. This corrective action is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The WELBILT toaster oven subject to this corrective action is model TBR5. The model number and the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) mark are located on the bottom of the oven. The power cord is white. This oven is also a broiler, rotisserie and griddle. The WELBILT convection ovens subject to this corrective action are model GTC1 and CVN35. The model number and the UL mark are located on the bottom of the ovens. The power cord is white.

Department and mass merchandise stores, warehouse clubs, mail order catalogs and television shopping networks nationwide sold the ovens from January 1996 through December 1997 for about $99.

Consumers should stop using the ovens immediately and discard or destroy them. The firm is out of business, and cannot be contacted.

Both the toaster and convection ovens were manufactured by Daysun Industries. Their new, black power cords are listed by UL.

WELBILT toaster oven