Friday, May 9, 2008

Baby Bottle and Food Warmers Recalled by Munchkin Due to Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Deluxe Bottle and Food Warmers

Units: About 5,000

Manufacturer: Munchkin Inc., of North Hills, Calif.

Hazard: The bottle and food warmers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Munchkin has received nine reports of units
overheating, several of which ignited, causing damage to countertops. No
injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Munchkin Deluxe Bottle and Food
Warmer with Pacifier Cleaning Basket 2-in-1 Design, model #13301 and lot
number TP-1487. The product is used to warm food and bottles of various
sizes. The set includes a main basket, a lift-out basket, an adapter
ring, and a measuring cup. "Munchkin" is located on the front of the
warmer and "TP-1487" is located on the bottom. Only warmers bearing lot
number "TP-1487" are included in this recall.

Sold at: Various retailers nationwide and company's catalog from June
2007 through April 2008 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using bottle and food warmers with lot
number TP-1487 immediately and contact Munchkin to receive a free
replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact customer service
toll-free at (866) 619-8673 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through
Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.munchkin.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the
recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08263.html

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