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06/30/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley
Glen Allen, VA — Hamilton Beach Brands Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have voluntarily recalled Hamilton Beach® classic chrome 2-slice toasters for fire hazards the product poses. The CPSC announced the product recall on June 30, 2011.
The product recall was issued after discovering that the heating element in the toasters can stay energized indefinitely when the toaster is in use with an item inside the toaster. This can cause the item to catch fire, which poses a fire hazard to the consumer if the toaster is located near other flammable items.
“The Hamilton Beach recall involves model 22600 toasters with specific series codes. These series codes begin with the letters C or D, and have the format of CXXXXBI or DXXXXBI, where XXXX is a four-digit number ranging from 0190 through 5290. The model number and series code are 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 across the front of the toaster,” reported the CPSC.
Consumers are being advised to contact Hamilton Beach to obtain instructions on how to obtain a free replacement toaster.
For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Hamilton Beach at (800) 379-2200 anytime, or visit www.hamiltonbeach.com.
Toaster safety information from Hamilton Beach can be found at (http://tinyurl.com/43va5sd) (pdf).
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