Hamilton Beach, in cooperation with the U.S. Product Safety Commission, recently announced a voluntary recall of a widely available toaster model due to fire hazards.

The Hamilton Beach Classic Chrome two-slice toaster—model number 22602—was recalled after a number of reports that when the toaster is first plugged into an outlet, its heating element can become energized even if the lifting device is up and the toaster is in the “off” position. This can pose a fire risk if the toaster is near flammable objects.

If you or a family member suffered injury due to the use of a defective Hamilton Beach model 22602 toaster, please contact the Mobile, Alabama, product liability attorneys at Long & Long for a free case consultation.

These toasters were available nationwide at a number of mass merchandisers. The recall is thought to affect approximately 14,000 units.

The recalled toasters feature a chrome-like steel exterior; the model number is printed on the bottom. If you purchased a Hamilton Beach Classic Chrome two-slice toaster or received one as a gift, you should stop using it and unplug it immediately. Consumers may contact Hamilton Beach via the company’s website for instructions on how to receive a safe replacement.

Ironically, the model 22602 toaster was sent to many consumers as a replacement for the model 22600 toaster, which was recalled in June.

If you were harmed by a defective toaster or other product, the Mobile, Alabama, product liability lawyers at Long & Long may be able to help you pursue financial compensation. Please contact us today for your no-cost case evaluation.

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