Slow Cookers Recalled for Fire Hazard

By WBNG News

Slow Cookers Recalled for Fire Hazard

August 31, 2010 Updated Aug 31, 2010 at 1:55 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Sensio of Montreal, Canada is recalling about 25,000 Slow Cookers.

The slow cooker's control panel can overheat and melt, posing a fire hazard.

Sensio has received 60 reports of the control panels of the slow cookers smoking, melting and sparking and three reports of panels catching fire.

Fourteen incidents resulted in minor damage to countertops.

No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the Bella Kitchen 5-quart programmable slow cookers. Only slow cookers with model number WJ-5000DE and date codes 0907 or 0909 are included in this recall.

The slow cookers are black and "Bella Kitchen" is marked on the control panel.

The model number and the four-digit date code are printed on a label on the underside.

They were sold exclusively at: Kohl's Department stores from July 2009 through December 2009 for between $20 and $40.

You should stop using the slow cooker immediately, unplug it and contact Sensio for information on receiving a full refund.

Call Sensio toll-free at (888) 296-9675 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit their firm's website at www.acbpromotions.com/sensiorecall.

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