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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2004
Release # 04-570
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Corningware slow cooker
Units: About 39,000 units
Manufacturer: Select Brands Inc., of Lenexa, Kan.
Hazard: The heating element can drop to the bottom of the unit and melt through the plastic outer shell posing burn and fire hazards.
Incidents/Injuries: The retailer has received 10 reports of scorched or damaged countertops, though no injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled Corningware 4 Quart Slow Cooker (QVC item number K2585) has a removable white ceramic bowl with a glass lid and a plastic storage lid. The enclosure that surrounds the ceramic bowl is made of plastic. "CorningWare" is printed on the front of the unit underneath the digital display and control buttons. The model number, SC-40PL, is located on a silver label on the bottom of the base.
Sold by: QVC television nationwide from January 2004 through April 2004 for about $30.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product. Consumers will receive direct notification from Select Brands about receiving a free replacement base.
Consumer Contact: Call Select Brands at 1-866-663-4500 anytime.
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.
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