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Toasters Recalled by Hamilton Beach Due to Fire Hazard

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Name of Product:
Hamilton Beach® classic chrome 2-slice toasters
Hazard:
When the toasters are first plugged into the outlets, the heating element can be energized although the toaster lifter is in the up or off position, which can pose a fire hazard if the toaster is near flammable items.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
December 15, 2011
Units:
About 14,000
Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact Hamilton Beach at (800) 672-5872, between between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.hamiltonbeach.com. General toaster safety information available from Hamilton Beach athttp://tinyurl.com/43va5sd

Recall Details

Description:

The Hamilton Beach recall involves model 22602 toasters. The model number is printed on the bottom of the toaster. The toaster has a chromed steel exterior, a front control panel with a rotary toast shade selector and function buttons arranged in an arc, a front removable crumb tray and "Hamilton Beach" printed below the control panel.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled toasters and contact the firm to receive instructions on how to obtain a free replacement toaster.

Incidents/Injuries:

Hamilton Beach has received 5 reports of toasters being energized when first plugged into an outlet. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage.

Sold At
Mass merchandisers and department, grocery and home center stores nationwide from August 2011 through November 2011 for between $19 and $34. Also, some of these toasters were sent to consumers as replacements for model 22600 toasters recalled in June 2011.
Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

Hamilton Beach Brands Inc., of Glen Allen, Va.

Recall number:
12-057
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