November 6, 2003CPSC, The Metal Ware Corp. Announce
Recall of Deep Fryer Covers
product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise
Name of product: Deep Fryers
Manufacturer: The Metal Ware Corp., of Two Rivers, Wis.
Hazard: The mesh filter in the cover of the deep fryer can allow moisture to
build in the oil reservoir, causing the oil reservoir to boil over during or
shortly after use. This poses a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been eight reports of incidents, including
one report of minor burns requiring medical attention.
Description: This recall involves NESCO brand, stainless steel deep fryers
with a black plastic top and handles on either side. The model number is
printed on the back of the product. Model numbers included in the recall are
DF-250T, DF-1250T and DF-1250TL.
Sold at: Discount department stores and retail Web sites from May 2001
through October 2003 for about $55.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the deep fryers immediately and contact
The Metal Ware Corp. to request a free replacement cover kit and
complimentary gift package.
Consumer Contact: Call The Metal Ware Corp. toll-free at (800) 726-4457
anytime or visit the firm's web site at www.nesco.com.