|December 19, 2002
CPSC, Philips Announce Recall 3-in-1 Waffle Maker/Sandwich Maker/Grill
PRODUCT: Wafflemaker/Sandwich Maker/Grill - Philips Electronics North America Corp., through its Norelco Consumer Products Company division of Stamford, Conn. is voluntarily recalling about 11,100 3-in-1 Waffle Maker/Sandwich Maker/Grills sold under the Philips brand name. It is estimated that only 200 units have been sold to consumers. These Model HD2420 units have a white plastic enclosure and measure 11-inches wide, 11-inches long and 4 and 1/2-inches tall. "Philips" and "3 in 1" are written on the top of the lid and "MODEL HD2420" can be found on a label on the bottom of the unit. Units marked "Revision A" are not included in this recall. Target Stores sold this product from September 2002 to October 2002 for about $50. It was manufactured in China.
PROBLEM: The hinges of the sandwich plate can contact an internal wire, creating a risk of shock or electrocution.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: There has been one report overseas of the sandwich plate contacting an internal wire, which did not result in a shock or injury. No incidents or injuries have been reported in the United States.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the recalled 3-in-1 Waffle Maker/Sandwich Maker/Grill immediately, unplug it, and return the product to Target Stores for a full refund. For more information, contact Norelco toll free at (800) 243-7884 7:00 am to 9:00 pm (ET) Monday to Friday and 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. Consumers can visit the firms' web site at www.philips.com.
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