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 is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– 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.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
Please use the below phone number for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800