An estimated 300,000 Hamilton Beach toasters are being recalled due to a flaw in their design that makes the toaster a possible fire hazard.
On June 30 the Hamilton Beach toaster recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), after Hamilton Beach received multiple reports of their toasters not popping up as expected. Three of these reports included minor damage to kitchen cabinets, but no one has been injured in connection to the flawed toaster ovens.
“The heating elements in the toasters can stay hot indefinitely, which could lead to contents in the toaster igniting.” Claims the CPSC.
This toaster recall affects an estimated 300,000 Hamilton Beach classic chrome 2-slice toasters with the model number 22600. The toasters have a series code of C0190BI through C5290BI, and D0190BI through D5290BI. Both the model number and series code can be found printed on the bottom of the toaster. The words “Hamilton Beach” is printed across the front of the chrome exterior toasters, which are equipped with a front removable crumb tray, rotary toast shade selector and function buttons arrayed in an arc.
According to About Lawsuits, the toasters were sold by mass merchandisers, department stores, grocery stores, home center stores and online retailers nationwide from February 2008 through June 2011 for between $30 and $40.
The CPSC recommends that consumers immediately stop using the recalled toasters and contact Hamilton Beach for instructions on how to receive a free replacement toaster. Customers can call Hamilton Beach at (800)379-2200 or visit the company’s website at hamiltonbeach.com.