Sears Canada Recalls Kenmore(R) Cool Touch Toasters



    TORONTO, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - Sears Canada is issuing a recall for the
Kenmore(R) Cool Touch 2-slice and 4-slice toasters due to a potential safety
hazard which may cause the units to overheat, posing a possible fire hazard.
    The affected products were sold at Sears Canada retail stores as well as
through the Sears Canada catalogue and on-line between January 2007 and
October 2008, with a regular selling price of $34.99 (2-slice) and $64.99
(4-slice). The affected model and date code numbers and corresponding Sears
item numbers are as follows:

    
       Sears                                                      Regular
    Item Number     Model Number   Date Code    Description    Selling Price
    -----------     ------------   ---------   -------------   -------------
       80761          TST-3FW        7084      2-slice white       $34.99
       80762          TST-3FB        7084      2-slice black       $34.99
       80767          TST-4FW        7084      4-slice white       $64.99
       80768          TST-4FB        7084      4-slice black       $64.99
    

    The item number, model number and date code are located on the under-side
of the toaster. Only date code 7084 is affected by this recall.
    Sears has received a few reported incidents, with no injuries to date.
    In the interest of consumer safety, Sears Canada urges customers who own
an affected Kenmore(R) Cool Touch Toaster to cease use immediately and return
it to their nearest Sears location for a full refund if accompanied by a
receipt of sale, or for the lowest selling price without a receipt.
    Sears Canada will be posting signs in all of its retail stores to advise
customers of this safety recall. Sears Canada is bringing this matter to the
public's attention in the interest of consumer safety and apologizes for any
inconvenience.

    Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network of 197 corporate
stores, 185 dealer stores, 45 home improvement showrooms, over 1,850 catalogue
merchandise pick-up locations, 106 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home
maintenance, repair, and installation network. The Company also publishes
Canada's most extensive general merchandise catalogue and offers shopping
online at www.sears.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Katarina Kristanic, Sears Canada Inc., (416)
941-4424, katarina.kristanic@sears.ca


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