RECALL | 3 Squares Rice/Slow Cookers due to fire and electric shock hazards
By News 12 NBC 26 Staff |
Posted: Wed 7:32 AM, Oct 19, 2016
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (WRDW/WAGT) – About 175,000 rice and slow cookers are being recalled due to fire and electric shock hazards.
This recall involves 3 Squares-branded Tim3 Machin3 and Mini Tim3 Machin3 rice and slow cookers with fixed power cords.
The 20-cup/4-quart or 8-cup/1.7-quart programmable electric cookers are stainless steel with black molded plastic, have a control panel/keypad on the front and measure about 11 inches in diameter and 12 inches tall. The 3Squares logo is printed on the front of the control panel. Model numbers starting with 3RC and ending in 3010S, 3020S, 3434, 5020 and 9010S are included in the recall. The model number is printed on a label on the side of the product.
The company says they have gotten reports of a cooker sparking when turned on and a cooker turning itself on. At least one shock injury has been reported.
The rice and slow cookers were sold nationwide at home, hardware, mass merchandisers and department stores nationwide and online at Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, Get3Squares, Home Depot, Kohl’s, Target, Wayfair and other websites from December 2015 through July 2016 for between $30 and $70.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rice/slow cookers and contact 3 Squares to receive a free replacement cooker, including shipping. Call 3 Squares at 800-390-0249 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.Get3Squares.com and click on Recall for more information. About 175,000 units are being recalled, including 100 sold in Canada.