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Baby Bottle and Food Warmers Recalled by Munchkin Due to Fire Hazard

Fecha del retiro:
May 08, 2008

Detalles del retiro

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2008
Release #08-263

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 619-8673

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Deluxe Bottle and Food Warmers

Units: About 5,000

Manufacturer: Munchkin Inc., of North Hills, Calif.

Hazard: The bottle and food warmers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Munchkin has received nine reports of units overheating, several of which ignited, causing damage to countertops. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Munchkin Deluxe Bottle and Food Warmer with Pacifier Cleaning Basket 2-in-1 Design, model #13301 and lot number TP-1487. The product is used to warm food and bottles of various sizes. The set includes a main basket, a lift-out basket, an adapter ring, and a measuring cup. "Munchkin" is located on the front of the warmer and "TP-1487" is located on the bottom. Only warmers bearing lot number "TP-1487" are included in this recall.

Sold at: Various retailers nationwide and company's catalog from June 2007 through April 2008 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using bottle and food warmers with lot number TP-1487 immediately and contact Munchkin to receive a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact customer service toll-free at (866) 619-8673 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.munchkin.com





Picture of location of 6 digit lot code on label, TP 1487

Picture of the Underside of the Recalled Deluxe Bottle and Food Warmers with location of 6 digit alphanumeric code, TP 1487

Picture of Recalled Deluxe Bottle and Food Warmers

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