FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 2002
PRODUCT: Wafflemaker/Sandwich Maker/Grill - Philips Electronics North America Corp., through its Norelco Consumer Products Company division of Stamford, Conn. is voluntarily recalling about 11,100 3-in-1 Waffle Maker/Sandwich Maker/Grills sold under the Philips brand name. It is estimated that only 200 units have been sold to consumers. These Model HD2420 units have a white plastic enclosure and measure 11-inches wide, 11-inches long and 4 and 1/2-inches tall. "Philips" and "3 in 1" are written on the top of the lid and "MODEL HD2420" can be found on a label on the bottom of the unit. Units marked "Revision A" are not included in this recall. Target Stores sold this product from September 2002 to October 2002 for about $50. It was manufactured in China.
PROBLEM: The hinges of the sandwich plate can contact an internal wire, creating a risk of shock or electrocution.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: There has been one report overseas of the sandwich plate contacting an internal wire, which did not result in a shock or injury. No incidents or injuries have been reported in the United States.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the recalled 3-in-1 Waffle Maker/Sandwich Maker/Grill immediately, unplug it, and return the product to Target Stores for a full refund. For more information, contact Norelco toll free at (800) 243-7884 7:00 am to 9:00 pm (ET) Monday to Friday and 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. Consumers can visit the firms' web site at www.philips.com.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related 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 injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.