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Baby bottle and food warmers recalled by Munchkin due to fire hazard

Consumer Reports News: May 09, 2008 11:29 AM

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a voluntary recall of about 5,000 Munchkin Deluxe Bottle and Food Warmers. The warmers can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Munchkin has received nine reports of units overheating, several of which ignited, causing damage to countertops. No injuries have been reported.

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.

The warmers were manufactured in China and sold at various retailers nationwide and through the company’s catalog from June 2007 through April 2008 for about $20. Consumers should stop using bottle and food warmers with lot number TP-1487 immediately and contact Munchkin to receive a free replacement. 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.


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