About 25,000 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Slow Cookers are being recalled by Sensio Inc. of Montreal, Quebec, Canada due to fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The Slow Cookers were sold exclusively at Kohl’s Department Stores.
The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed and notes that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The recalled Slow Cooker’s control panel can overheat and melt, posing a fire hazard. To date, Sensio has received 60 reports of the slow cookerâ€™s control panels smoking, melting, and sparking and three reports of panels catching fire. Fourteen incidents resulted in minor damage to countertops. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves Bella Kitchen five-quart programmable slow cookers. Only slow cookers with model number WJ-5000DE and date codes 0907 or 0909 are included in this recall. The slow cookers are black and “Bella Kitchen” is marked on the control panel. The model number and the four-digit date code are printed on a label on the underside.
The recalled Slow Cookers, which were manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at: Kohl’s Department stores from July 2009 through December 2009 for between $20 and $40.
The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the slow cooker immediately, unplug it, and contact Sensio for information on receiving a full refund. Sensio can be reached toll-free at (888) 296-9675 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s website at www.acbpromotions.com/sensiorecall.