Toaster Oven/Broilers Recalled By Haier America Due To Burn Or Electrical Shock Hazard
January 13, 2013
Units: About 106,000
Importer: Haier America Trading L.L.C., of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: Electrical connections in the toaster oven/broilers can become loose, posing electrical shock and burn hazards.
Incidents/Injuries: Haier America has received two reports of minor burns and one report of a minor electrical shock to consumers, and one report of minor property damage.
Models Involved and Dates Sold:
RTO1400SS - Sep 2006 through Jan 2009
Sold At: Mass merchandisers and specialty retailers nationwide from September 2006 through January 2009 for approximately $20 to $40.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled toaster oven/broilers and contact Haier America to receive a partial refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Haier America at (877) 337-3639 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.haierappliances.com.
This recall involves toaster oven/broilers with model number RTO1400SS. The units are stainless steel and black plastic. “Haier” is printed on the front and the model number is printed on a label on the back of the toaster oven/broilers.
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