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Burlington Coat Factory Recalls Slow Cookers Due to Fire Hazard

Name of Product:
Slow Cooker
Hazard:
The slow cooker's control panel can overheat and melt, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
March 02, 2011
Units:
About 7,460
Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact Burlington Coat Factory toll-free at (888) 223-2628 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at http://www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Bella Kitchen 5-quart programmable slow cookers. The slow cookers are black with "Bella Kitchen" printed on the control panel. Only slow cookers with model number WJ-5000DE and date codes 0907 or 0909 are included in this recall. The model number and the four-digit date code are printed on a label on the underside of the product.

Remedy:

Consumers should stop using the slow cooker immediately, unplug it and return the slow cooker to Burlington Coat Factory for a full refund or store credit.

Incidents/Injuries:

The manufacturer has received 60 reports of the control panels smoking, melting and sparking, and three reports of panels catching fire. Fourteen incidents resulted in minor damage to countertops. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Burlington Coat Factory stores from June 2010 through December 2010 for $20.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Lehrhoff ABL, of Carlstadt, N.J.

Distributor(s):

Lehrhoff ABL, of Carlstadt, N.J.

Recall number:
11-150
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