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Farberware 2-Slice “Down Right” Toaster

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Farberware 2-Slice “Down Right” Toaster Recall

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SAFETY ALERT

Salton Inc. Recalls Electric Toasters Due to Fire Hazard

March 19, 2008

Item Number: G60083

Farberware 2-Slice "Down Right" Toaster

Name of Product:

G60083 Farberware 2 Slice "Down Right" Toaster (Model FCT200)

Units: About 1,650 sold on ShopHQ (formerly ShopNBC)

Hazard: The toaster can turn on without bread in the slots and ignite items placed on top of it, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None.

Description: This recall involves the chrome two-slice electric toasters sold under the following brands: Farberware (model # FCT200 or FCT100), Hoffritz (model # HZT2 and HZT2M), and Russell Hobbs (model #RH2MT). The brand name and model number are printed on a plate located on the underside of the toaster.

Sold by: Sold on ShopHQ (formerly ShopNBC) and ShopHQ.com December 2002 through December 2003 for $20 - $45.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the toaster immediately, unplug it, and cut off the power cord where it enters the body of the toaster. Consumers who return the power cord in the prepaid envelope that will be provided will receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact Salton at (800) 233-9054 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.saltoninc.com