|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|June 12, 2009
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.Units:
Importer: Frontgate of West Chester, Ohio
Manufacturer: Kingpower Electrical Appliances of China
Hazard: The toaster oven can remain "on" after the toast pops up, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of the toaster remaining on after the toast popped up. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled toasters have model number WPTOT010 and date code 3608 or 3908 on an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) label, which is affixed to the back of the unit. The black and silver toasters have "Wolfgang Puck" stamped on the lower front right corner. They feature a silver handle on the oven door, three black knobs for controlling cooking, and a black push-down lever for toasting. Two slots for toasting bread and similar products are located on the top of the toaster. Toasters with model number BTOT0010 or WPTOT010 and date codes 0207, 0407, 0607, 0807, 4508, or 0309 are not included in this recall.
Sold by: Frontgate catalogs nationwide from November 2008 through March 2009 for about $100.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled toaster/toaster ovens immediately and contact W.P. Appliances for instructions on returning the toaster/toaster ovens for a free replacement. All known purchasers have been notified directly by mail.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact W.P. Appliances toll-free at (800) 275-8273 between 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or e-mail the firm at email@example.com