A Hamilton Beach classic chrome 2-slice toaster sold at mass merchandisers and department, grocery and home center stores nationwide from August through November is being recalled.
Some of the toasters were also sent to consumers as replacements for another Hamilton Beach toaster model recalled in June.
The toaster recalled this month 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. The Model 22602 toasters were manufactured in China.
When the toasters are first plugged into outlets, the heating element can be energized whether the toaster lifter is in the up or off position, posing a fire hazard if the toaster is near flammable items.
Hamilton Beach has received five reports of toasters being energized when first plugged into an outlet. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage.
About 14,000 are involved in the recall.
For more information contact Hamilton Beach at 800-576-6600 or visit the firm’s website at www.hamiltonbeach.com.