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November 6, 2003

CPSC, The Metal Ware Corp. Announce Recall of Deep Fryer Covers

The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Deep Fryers

Units: 47,000

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

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