WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Walmart-Recalls-Rival-Griddles/
Name of Product: Rival brand griddles
Hazard: The heating element can crack and water can get inside, posing a shock hazard when the griddle is plugged into an electrical outlet.
Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled griddles and return them to any Walmart store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Walmart at 800-925-6278 between 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT on Saturday and between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. CT Sunday, online at www.walmart.com and click on "Product Recalls" for more information.
Units: About 330,000
Description: This recall involves Rival brand electric griddles with model number XJ-14207. The griddles are black and measure 20 inches long by 10.5 inches wide. "Walmart" and the model number are printed on a label molded into the bottom of the griddle. "Rival" is printed on the outside edge of the griddle and on the griddle's temperature dial.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold exclusively at: Walmart stores nationwide and online at Walmart.com from July 2015 through December 2015 for about $20.
Importer/Distributor: Walmart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.
Manufactured in: China
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