In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Metal Ware Corp. of Two Rivers, WI, U.S. recalled 47,000 deep fryers.
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, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
The company said there have been eight reports of incidents, including one report of minor burns requiring medical attention.
The recall involves NESCO brand, stainless steel deep fryers with a black plastic top and handles on either side. Model numbers included in the recall are DF-250T, DF-1250T, and DF-1250TL.
The recalled appliances, which were manufactured in China, were sold at discount department stores and retail web sites from May 2001 through October 2003 for approximately U.S. $55.
Consumers have been advised to stop using the deep fryers immediately and to contact the company for a free replacement cover kit and complimentary gift package.
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