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Sherwood Marketing Recalls 3 Squares Rice and Slow Cookers Due to Fire, Electric Shock Hazards

The remedy is not available. Destroy and discard this product. The firm does not have the financial resources to fund the recall.

  • TIM3 MACHIN3 20-cup cooker, model /3RC-9010S
  • TIM3 MACHIN3 20-cup cooker, model 3RC-3020S
  • MINI TIM3 MACHIN3 8-cup cooker, model 3RC-3434
  • TIM3 MACHIN3 TWO 20-cup cooker, model 3RC-5020
  • Model number and date code location
Name of Product:
Rice and slow cookers

The rice/slow cooker’s improperly installed wiring can cause electrical shorting in the unit, posing fire and electric shock hazards.

No Remedy Available
Recall Date:
October 18, 2016
About 175,000 (in addition, 100 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

For recall questions, contact CPSC’s Recall Hotline at 800-638-2772 or

Recall Details


This recall involves 3 Squares-branded Tim3 Machin3 and Mini Tim3 Machin3 rice and slow cookers with fixed power cords. The 20-cup/4-quart or 8-cup/1.7-quart programmable electric cookers are stainless steel with black molded plastic, have a control panel/keypad on the front and measure about 11 inches in diameter and12 inches tall. The 3Squares logo is printed on the front of the control panel. Model numbers starting with 3RC and ending in 3010S, 3020S, 3434, 5020 and 9010S are included in the recall. The model number is printed on a label on the side of the product.


The remedy is not available. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rice/slow cookers. Destroy and discard this product.


The firm has received three incident reports, including a cooker sparking when turned on and a cooker turning itself on. One shock injury was reported.

Sold At

Home, hardware, mass merchandisers and department stores nationwide and online at Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, Get3Squares, Home Depot, Kohl’s, Target, Wayfair and other websites from December 2015 through July 2016 for between $30 and $70, depending on the model and capacity. 

Manufactured In:

Sherwood Marketing, owner of the 3 Squares brand, LLC, of San Diego, Calif. 


Sherwood Marketing, owner of the 3 Squares brand, LLC, of San Diego, Calif. 

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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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