The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Hasbro Inc of Pawtucket, R.I., today announced a voluntary recall of about 1 million Easy-Bake Ovens. This is an expanded alert. Young children can insert their hands into the oven’s front opening, and get their hands or fingers caught, posing entrapment and burn hazards. Since the repair program announced in February, Easy-Bake has received 249 reports of children getting their hands or fingers caught in the oven’s opening, including 77 reports of burns, 16 of which were reported as second and third-degree burns. Easy-Bake also received one report of a serious burn that required a partial finger amputation to a 5-year-old girl. The Easy-Bake Oven is a purple and pink plastic oven that resembles a kitchen range with four burners on top and a front-loading oven. “Easy Bake” is printed on the front of the oven. Model number 65805 and “Hasbro” are stamped into the plastic on the back of the oven. This recall includes all units with the retrofit kit. The Easy-Bake Oven is an electric toy and is not recommended for children under 8 years of age. Ovens sold before May 2006 are not included in this recall. The ovens were sold at Toys “R” Us, Wal-Mart, Target, KB Toys and other retailers nationwide from May 2006 through July 2007 for about $25.
Caregivers should immediately take the recalled Easy-Bake Oven away from children, and call Easy-Bake for instructions on how to return the toy oven for a voucher towards the purchase of another Hasbro product. For additional information, contact Easy-Bake at 800-601-8418 anytime, or visit http://www.easybake.com/