June 27, 2002In-Sink-Erator Has Recalled Instant Hot
- In-Sink-Erator has recalled about 252,000 half-gallon instant hot
water dispensers. Water can leak from the metal holding tank, wet insulating
material and cause electrical arcing and heat build-up. This poses a fire
In-Sink-Erator has received three reports of holes in the electrical
insulation or outer cover of the hot water dispenser. One report involved a
kitchen fire that caused nearly $7,000 in property damage. No injuries have
The recalled hot water dispensers are half-gallon capacity models, made in
the USA and sold under various brand names, including In-Sink- Erator®, ISE®,
Steamin' Hot®, Emerson®, Dayton?, ACE?, Kenmore® and Kohler?. The serial
number (S/N) is printed on a specification plate attached to the metal
holding tank. This recall involves instant hot water dispensers with serial
numbers (some begin with two letters) 999- 10 or those that fall between
1000 and 3084000.
Plumbers, building contractors, home centers and hardware stores sold these
instant hot water dispensers from January 1972 through December 1996 for
between $100 and $250.
Consumers should unplug their hot water dispensers immediately, check the
serial number and contact In-Sink-Erator if their unit is part of the
recall. Consumers with affected units will receive a replacement insulation
shield. For more information and a complete list of brands, consumers can
contact In-Sink-Erator at (800) 295-8727 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday
through Friday or visit the firm's web site at www.insinkerator.com.
One-third gallon capacity instant hot water dispensers manufactured by
In-Sink-Erator are not involved in this recall.