In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Hamilton Beach Brands is voluntarily recalling about 300,000 model 22600 toasters. The heating element on these toasters can remain energized indefinitely when an item is placed in the toaster which may ignite the contents, posing a fire hazard if the toaster is near flammable items.
The Hamilton Beach recall involves model 22600 toasters with specific series codes. These series codes begin with the letters C or D, and have the format of CXXXXBI or DXXXXBI, where XXXX is a four-digit number ranging from 0190 through 5290. The model number and series code are printed on the bottom of the toaster. The toaster has a chromed steel exterior, a front control panel with a rotary toast shade selector and function buttons arranged in an arc, a front removable crumb tray and Hamilton Beach printed across the front of the toaster.
The toasters were sold by various retailers nationwide from February 2008 through June 2011 for between $30 and $40.
If your toaster is recalled, immediately stop using it. When you receive your replacement toaster in about 2 weeks, you will be asked to return the plug from the recalled toaster in a prepaid envelope accompanying the replacement toaster. Safely dispose of the recalled toaster. Do not sell it or give it away.
To determine whether your toaster is subject to this recall, check and register here online. If you prefer, in the US and Canada call Hamilton Beach toll free at 1.800.672.5872 anytime for instructions on whether your toaster is part of the recall and, if so, how to participate in the recall.