Hamilton Beach Recalls Toaster


On June 30, 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in partnership with Hamilton Beach Brands Inc., issued a recall of about 300,000 model 22600 Hamilton Beach classic chrome 2-slice toasters. Due to a defect within the heating element of the toaster, the appliance is reported to be hazardous should it come into contact with flammable materials. Fifteen incidents of malfunction have been brought to the company’s attention, with three reports of property damage. The Hamilton Beach toasters were available for sale between February 2008 and June 2011, and may still be on shelves. The defective toasters have a distinct series code on the bottom of the toaster, beginning with the letters C or D, and specific four digit numbers that follow, ranging from 0190 to 5290. The letters “BI” follow this number code, so that the format appears as CXXXXBI or DXXXXBI, with the Xs representing the unique four digit number code.

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