Sears Canada Recalls Kenmore(R) 6.5-quart Slow Cooker

    TORONTO, Jan. 25 /CNW/ - Sears Canada is issuing a recall for the
Kenmore(R) 6.5-quart slow cooker due to a safety hazard. It has been
discovered that the heating element on the cooker may become dislodged, which
may cause the base to overheat and melt.
    The affected product was sold at Sears Canada retail stores as well as
through the Sears Canada catalogue between December 2003 and December 2006,
with a selling price between $55.99-$79.99. The model is SLK-40 with date
codes: 1103, 4083 and 4112. Model number and date code are located on the
under-side of the cooker. The corresponding Sears item number is 80068 and may
be found on your receipt of sale.
    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) 6.5-quart slow cooker 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

    Sears Canada is a multi-channel retailer with a network of 196 corporate
stores, 182 dealer stores, 57 home improvement showrooms, over 1,800 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

For further information:

For further information: Katarina Kristanic, Sears Canada Inc., (416)

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