Viking Range Corp. Recalls Four Slice Toasters for Shock Hazard

    GREENWOOD, MS, June 29 /CNW/ - Viking Range Corporation is voluntarily
recalling the following product. Consumers should stop using the recalled
product immediately.

    Name of Product: Four slice electric toasters

    Units:  442

    Manufacturer/Importer:  Viking Range Corp., Greenwood, Mississippi

    Hazard: Wiring inside the toaster can become loose and contact the
    toaster body, posing a shock hazard.

    Incidents/Injuries: Viking has received five reports from consumers who
    experienced minor shock when touching the outside of the toaster.

    Description/Models: Viking Professional 4 Slot Toasters, Model Numbers
    VT400WH, VT400BK, VT400GG, VT400SG, VT400BR, and VT400CB. Each toaster
    bears a label on its underside that states in part: "VIKING, UL Listed
    73D3, Viking Range Corporation, Model VT400 Series."

    Sold by: Culinary products retailers, small gourmet shops, online
    dealers, and Viking's web site from April 2005 through November 2008 for
    about $300

    When was distributed: April 2005 through November 2008

    Manufactured in: China

    Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the toaster, unplug it,
    and contact Viking to obtain information how to receive a free
    replacement toaster.

For further information:

For further information: Consumer Contact: Contact Viking at (888)
267-4460, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Thursday, and Friday from
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT or visit Viking's Web site at

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