WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Cooks Deep Fryers
Units: About 27,000
Importer: JCPenney, of Plano, Texas
Hazard: The deep fryer has a faulty heating element which can cause it to overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: JCPenney is aware of five incidents involving the deep fryers, including one report of a minor burn and three reports of damaged countertops.
Description: The Cooks deep fryer has a brushed stainless steel exterior, a wire mesh basket with a handle, a lid with a window and black handles. The deep fryer has a 1/3-gallon capacity. "Cooks" is stamped on the side of the deep fryer. Model number 22016 is printed on the bottom of the deep fryer.
Sold exlusively at: JCPenney's stores nationwide, catalog and at http://www.jcp.com/ from August 2007 through January 2008 for about $50.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the deep fryer and return it to the nearest JCPenney store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact JCPenney toll-free at (888) 333-6063 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.jcp.com/.