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

Units: 47,000

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

Picture of Recalled Deep Fryer Cover