Name of product:
GE Oval and Double Dish Slow Cookers
Hazard:

The handles on the base of the slow cookers can break, posing a risk of burns from hot food spilling onto consumers. 

Remedy:
Replace
Recall date:
January 13, 2005
Recall number:
05-085
Consumer Contact:

Call the Wal-Mart Slow Cooker Recall Hotline toll-free at (888) 293-3343 anytime or go to www.walmart.com

Recall Details

Description:

The recalled slow cookers include the 4.5-Quart Oval and 6-Quart Double Dish models sold under the General Electric (GE) brand name. The model name is printed on the front of the units. The 4.5-quart unit has model number 106661 and the 6-quart unit has model number 106851. Both models have series codes A through D, which are printed on the bottom along with the model number. The base of the slow cookers is white with an olive or honeysuckle graphic. 

 
Remedy:

Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Wal-Mart to receive a replacement slow cooker base. 

Incidents/Injuries:

Hamilton Beach and Wal-Mart have received 531 reports of handles breaking, including four reports of consumers who were burned by hot food. 

Sold Exclusively At:

Wal-Mart stores nationwide from August 2000 through December 2002 for about $25 (4.5-quart model) and $35 (6-quart model). 

Importer(s):

Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex Inc., of Glen Allen, Va.

Distributor(s):

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.

Units:
600,000