Groupe SEB Canada Inc. - Amendment to 2005 safety notice

TORONTO, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - On July 27, 2005, Groupe SEB Canada Inc. supplier of T-Fal branded appliances, and CSA International issued a voluntary recall announcement about the T-Fal Maxi Fry deep fryer model number FF100250 and FF100651 with production date codes prior to the 19th week of 2005 (indicated as 1905 {wwyy - week / year}). Inspection by Groupe SEB Canada Inc. revealed a loose internal connection  leading to overheated terminal blocks. As a precautionary measure, the company is extending this voluntary recall to include units with a BLUE dot affixed to the bottom of the fryer. Consumers are asked to cease use of the appliance and contact Groupe SEB Canada's customer service centre to arrange for the replacement or repair of the fryer. No injuries have been reported and the Maxi Fry Deep fryer has been discontinued since 2006.

This recall concerns only for T-Fal Maxi Fry deep fryers manufactured in 2003, 2004, with a limited quantity manufactured in 2005 that were sold in Canada with production date codes prior to the 19th week of 2005. Any production date after that week and any other deep fryers are not subject to this recall.  Model numbers can be found on a gray CSA label at the base of the deep fryer. 

Customers can contact Groupe SEB Canada's Consumer Contact Centre 1-800-418-3325 between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM EST Monday to Friday or visit the website at www.t-fal.ca, or email us at info@t-fal.ca.

INFORMATION:

Name of Product:  T-Fal Maxi Fry Deep fryer,
Description/Models: Deep Fryer, models FF100250 and FF100651, colour: white. This recall is only for T-Fal Maxi Fry deep fryer with production date codes prior to the 19th week of 2005. Any production date after week 19 of 2005 is not included in this recall                 
Units: Approximately 14'000 units affected in Ontario, approximately 40'000 total in Canada..
Manufacturer/Importer: Groupe SEB Canada Inc.
Sold by: Canadian Tire Corporation Limited, Hart Store Inc., Home Hardware Stores Limited, London Drugs, Metro Richelieu Inc., and The Northwest Company Inc..
When was distributed: Sold in Canada between 2003 - 2005.
Remarks: The recalled units are certified to Canadian Standards by CSA International.  For more information about CSA International product certification process please visit: www.csa-international.org

For further information:

John Milne, National Service Manager, Groupe SEB Canada Inc. at (416) 297-4131 ext. 236