NEWS from CPSC - Marquette Township

Toasters Recalled by Hamilton Beach Due to Fire Hazard
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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Communications
December 15, 2011
Release #12-057
Washington, D.C.
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 756-6600
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Toasters Recalled by Hamilton Beach Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named
below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled
consumer product.
Name of Product: Hamilton Beach® classic chrome 2-slice toasters
Units: About 14,000
Importer: Hamilton Beach Brands Inc., of Glen Allen, Va.
Hazard: When the toasters are first plugged into the outlets, the heating element can be energized although the
toaster lifter is in the up or off position, which can pose a fire hazard if the toaster is near flammable items.
Incidents/Injuries: Hamilton Beach has received 5 reports of toasters being energized when first plugged into an
outlet. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage.
Description: The Hamilton Beach recall involves model 22602 toasters. The model number is 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
below the control panel.
Sold at: Mass merchandisers and department, grocery and home center stores nationwide from August 2011
through November 2011 for between $19 and $34. Also, some of these toasters were sent to consumers as
replacements for model 22600 toasters recalled in June 2011.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled toasters and contact the firm to receive
instructions on how to obtain a free replacement toaster.
Customer contact: For additional information, contact Hamilton Beach at (800) 576-6600 anytime, or visit the
firm's website at General toaster safety information available from Hamilton Beach at
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident
or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different
hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of
the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from
consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting
consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work
to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household
chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the
past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to:, call CPSC's
Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this
news release and product safety information at To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to
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