|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 1994
Release # 95-036
|CPSC: Ken Giles
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1184
CPSC, Waring Recall "Dualit-Plus
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Waring Products of New Hartford, Conn., is
voluntarily recalling about 2,700 "Dualit-Plus" electronic toasters that present
a possible fire hazard. To date, Waring has received six reports that toasters turned on
by themselves after interruptions in the electrical power. Two of these reported instances
involved singeing or scorching of areas adjacent to the toasters. No fires or injuries
have been reported.
The recalled two-slice and four-slice Dualit-Plus electronic toasters, manufactured in
England by Dualit Ltd., were imported by Waring Products for distribution in the United
The toasters were sold nationwide through Williams-Sonoma catalogs and retail stores from
October 1993 through September 1994. A small number were also sold at the Waring Products
retail outlet in New Hartford. The two-slice model, which sold for $215, has both the
following numbers on its baseplate located on the bottom of the toaster: "CTS2E/DOM
and 11EA36." The four-slice model, which sold for $299, has both the following
numbers on its baseplate: "CTS4E/DOM and 11EA42." The units involved bear serial
numbers between 310 and 408, which also can be found on the baseplate. Waring is recalling
only Dualit-Plus electronic toasters (those with the letter "E" as the fifth
digit of the model number); Dualit toasters with manually operated timers that do not have
the letter "E" in the model number are not included in this recall.
Consumers who own a recalled Dualit-Plus electronic toaster should immediately unplug the
toaster and call Waring toll-free at (800) 831-3960. Waring will send toaster owners a
package in which to ship the toaster back to Waring free-of-charge. Waring will arrange to
have the toasters picked up at the owner's convenience. Toaster owners can opt to either
have the toaster repaired or receive a refund. Consumers who choose to have the toaster
repaired will receive a $25 Williams-Sonoma gift certificate from Waring.
Customers who purchased the toaster through the Williams-Sonoma catalog have been notified
by mail about this recall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000
types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product
or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call
CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a
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