September 16, 1997
Release # 97-189
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1219
CPSC, Tema Dis Ticaret Announce Recall of
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Tema Dis Ticaret of Izmir, Turkey, is
voluntarily recalling about 3,000 Teba brand multifunction ovens. The heating elements
could accumulate moisture and cause electrical current to leak, presenting a potential
CPSC and Tema are not aware of any injuries involving these ovens. This recall is being
conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
Only Teba ovens with model number TFM-5 and a 1996 date code are involved in this recall.
To determine if your Teba brand oven is involved, check the model number and date code on
the back panel of the unit. The model number appears on a silver tag/plate immediately
below the UL symbol. The date code appears on a white sticker above the serial number. The
oven is a multifunction cooking appliance that bakes, broils, grills and toasts food. The
unit is white and measures about 16 inches wide, 11 inches deep and 9.5 inches high. The
brand name "Teba" is written on the front of the unit.
The ovens are packaged in a carton labeled in part, "Teba Cooking System." There
is a picture of the oven on the carton.
Department and discount stores, home supply centers, catalogs and QVC (a home shopping
television program) sold the ovens nationwide from April 1996 through July 1997 for about
Consumers should stop using the ovens immediately and call Tema's U.S. distributor,
Aisenstein & Gordon Inc., collect (cost charged to company) at (609) 662-9324 from
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday to arrange to return the oven for a refund
or replacement. Tema will pay all postage costs. Consumers also can contact Aisenstein
& Gordon Inc. at 75C Twinbridge Drive, Pennsauken, NJ 08110.
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