TORONTO, Dec. 5 /CNW/ - The Ontario Electrical Safety Authority, in
cooperation with Applica Canada Corporation, is notifying the public that
Applica has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.
Consumers should stop using the affected products and unplug the unit
Name of Product: Black & Decker(R) brand Infrawave(TM) Toasters
Units in Canada: Approximately 23,000, of which approximately 4,000 have
been sold to consumers.
Canadian Distributor: Applica Canada Corporation
Manufacturer: Elec-Tech International Co., Ltd., Hong Kong, China
Hazard: An electrical component in the toaster can overheat and ignite
the circuit board, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries in Canada: Applica has received four reports of the
toasters overheating, including two reports of fire that caused damage to
the kitchen in which the appliance was installed. There have been no
Description and Model: The recalled two-slice toaster is black with
stainless steel trim and has a digital display below the toaster lever.
The Black & Decker(R) brand name is on the top of the toaster. Model
number ST2000 is printed on the rating plate on the bottom of the
Sold at: Home improvement and discount department retailers nationwide,
including Canadian Tire and London Drugs, from March 2007 through
November 2007 for between about $69.99 and $79.00.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled toaster. Unplug it
immediately, and contact Applica to receive a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Applica at
(800) 556-9439 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or
log on to the firm's Web site at <a href="http://www.acprecall.com">http://www.acprecall.com</a>.
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For further information:
For further information: Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 556-9439; Firm's
Media Contact: Jennifer Furey (312) 596-3615