|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2003
Release # 04-027
|Company Phone Number: (800) 726-4457
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Deep Fryers
Manufacturer: The Metal Ware Corp., of Two Rivers, Wis.
Hazard: The mesh filter in the cover of the deep fryer can allow moisture to build in the oil reservoir, causing the oil reservoir to boil over during or shortly after use. This poses a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been eight reports of incidents, including one report of minor burns requiring medical attention.
Description: This recall involves NESCO brand, stainless steel deep fryers with a black plastic top and handles on either side. The model number is printed on the back of the product. Model numbers included in the recall are DF-250T, DF-1250T and DF-1250TL.
Sold at: Discount department stores and retail Web sites from May 2001 through October 2003 for about $55.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the deep fryers immediately and contact The Metal Ware Corp. to request a free replacement cover kit and complimentary gift package.
Consumer Contact: Call The Metal Ware Corp. toll-free at (800) 726-4457 anytime or visit the firm's web site at www.nesco.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.
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