Wolfgang Puck Appliance Recall

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commision has issued an advisory regarding a Wolfgang Puck grill/griddle product:

Name of Product: Wolfgang Puck Electric Reversible Tri-Grill/Griddles

Units: About 27,000

Importer: W.P. Appliances Inc., of Hollywood, Fla.

Manufacturer: YouO Electric Appliances Co. Ltd., of China

Hazard: A defect in the electrical wiring of the electric grills/griddles can pose a risk of overheating, melting and an electrical shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of electrical shock and two reports of melted plastic housing.

Description: This recall includes Wolfgang Puck brand combination electric grills/griddles with dual thermostatic controls and model number BRTGG010. The grills measure about 14.5 inches in width, 11 inches in depth and 6.5 inches in height. The model number is located on an ETL/Intertek foil sticker label affixed to the bottom of the unit. The stainless steel grills/griddles have “Wolfgang Puck Bistro Collection” stamped on the front of the unit next to the control dials. They feature a stainless steel handle used to compress the top and bottom grill plates.

Sold exclusively by: The Home Shopping Network (HSN) nationwide, HSN’s telephone ordering system and online at http://www.HSN.com for about one week between April 30, 2011 through May 6, 2011 for about $100.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled combination grills/griddles and contact W.P. Appliances for instructions on returning the grills/griddles for a full refund.

Please feel free to contact me if you have a personal injury or wrongful death or products liability matter that you would like to discuss.  I’ll be happy to see if I can give you a hand.

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