July 20, 2007

It's the End of the World As We Know It

Sheesh. What is the world coming to if Easy-Bake Ovens aren't safe anymore?

New Easy-Bake Oven Recall Following Partial Finger Amputation; Consumers
Urged to Return Toy Ovens

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Easy-Bake Ovens

Units: About 1 million

Manufacturer: Easy-Bake, a division of Hasbro, Inc., of Pawtucket, R.I

Hazard: Young children can insert their hands into the oven's front
opening, and get their hands or fingers caught, posing entrapment and
burn hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: Since the repair program announced in February,
Easy-Bake has received 249 reports of children getting their hands or
fingers caught in the oven's opening, including 77 reports of burns, 16
of which were reported as second and third-degree burns. Easy-Bake also
received one report of a serious burn that required a partial finger
amputation to a 5-year-old girl.

Description: The Easy-Bake Oven is a purple and pink plastic oven that
resembles a kitchen range with four burners on top and a front-loading
oven. "Easy Bake" is printed on the front of the oven. Model number
65805 and "Hasbro" are stamped into the plastic on the back of the oven.
This recall includes all units with the retrofit kit. The Easy-Bake Oven
is an electric toy and is not recommended for children under eight years
of age. Ovens sold before May 2006 are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Toys "R" Us, Wal-Mart, Target, KB Toys and other retailers
nationwide from May 2006 through July 2007 for about $25.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Caregivers should immediately take the recalled Easy-Bake Oven
away from children, and call Easy-Bake for instructions on how to return
the toy oven for a voucher towards the purchase of another Hasbro

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Easy-Bake at (800)
601-8418 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.easybake.com


Justice Jones said...

Sounds like Easy Bake had more than enough notice that their product was unsafe. I'm sure 5 year old plaintiff got a nice settlement.

Justice Jones said...

Oh, and I almost bought that for someone last Christmas. Thanks to Hubby, (who thought it was too much) I didn't. He saved a girl's finger!

JJ said...

hmm...we saw that coming...'sides what part of a radioactive light cooking baby cakes didn't say future lawsuit. They shoulda known something was brewing when they came up with the concept.

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