Toasters and Candle Holders Recalled Due to Fire Hazard Risk

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) has issued a recall for toasters and glass votive candle holders due to fire hazards. Consumers should stop using these products immediately. The USCPSC would like to remind consumers that it is illegal to sell or attempt to sell a recalled product.

Hamilton Beach Recalls Toasters

About 300,000 toasters, imported by Hamilton Beach Brands Inc. of Glen Allen, Virginia, have been recalled due to a malfunction with the heating element. The heating element can remain energized indefinitely when an item is placed in the toaster which may ignite the contents, posing a fire hazard if the toaster is near flammable items. Hamilton Beach has received 15 reports of toasters that did not pop up as intended, including three reports of minor damage to kitchen cabinets. There have been no reported injuries.

The recall involves model 22600 toasters with specific series codes. These codes begin with the letters “C” or “D” and have the format of CXXXXBI or DXXXXBI, where “XXXX” represents a four digit number ranging from 0190 through 5290. The model number and series code are printed on the bottom of the toaster. The toaster has a chromed steel exterior, a front control panel with a rotary toast shade selector and function buttons arranged in an arc, a front removable crumb tray and Hamilton Beach printed across the front of the toaster.

The toasters were sold at mass merchandisers, department, grocery, and home center stores nationwide, as well as various online retailers, from February 2008 though June 2011 for between $30 and $40. They were manufactured in China.

Consumers should stop using the recalled toasters immediately and contact Hamilton Beach to receive instructions on how to obtain a free replacement toaster. To contact Hamilton Beach, call 800-379-2200 anytime or visit the firm’s website. Visit the USCPSC website to view this recall.

Dollar Tree Recalls Glass Votive Candle Holders

About 117,000 glass votive candle holders, imported by Greenbrier International Inc. and sold by Dollar Tree Stores Inc., both of Chesapeake, Virginia, have been recalled. The candle holders can shatter while in use, posing a fire and laceration hazard to consumers. There has been one reported incident of a shattered candle holder, but no injuries have bee reported.

The recall includes frosted and clear glass votive candle holders with French Vanilla scented candles. The holders are 2.5 inches tall. The model number 976127 and date code 1010 are printed on the bottom of the candle holders.

The candle holders were sold at Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Deal$ and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores nationwide from December 2010 through April 2011 for about $1. They were manufactured in India.

Consumers should stop using the candle holders immediately and return them to the store of purchase for a full refund. For more information, contact Dollar Tree Stores Inc. at 800-876-8077 between 9 AM and 5 PM ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website. To see this recall on the USCPSC’s website, click here.

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