In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Sherwood Marketing has recalled 3 Squares-branded rice cookers because of fire and electric shock hazards.
According to the CPSC, there have been three incidents involving the rice cookers, including a unit sparking when turned on and a cooker turning itself on. One shock injury was reported.
The recall involves 175,000 3 Squares-branded Tim3 Machin3 and Mini Tim3 Machin3 rice and slow cookers with fixed power cords. The 20-cup/4-quart or 8-cup/1.7-quart programmable electric cookers are stainless steel with black molded plastic, have a control panel/keypad on the front and measure about 11 inches in diameter and 12 inches tall. The 3Squares logo is printed on the front of the control panel.
Model numbers starting with 3RC and ending in 3010S, 3020S, 3434, 5020 and 9010S are included in the recall. The model number is printed on a label on the side of the product.
The units involved in the recall were sold at home, hardware, mass merchandisers and department stores nationwide and online at Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, Get3Squares, Home Depot, Kohl’s, Target, Wayfair and other websites from December 2015 through July 2016.
The CPSC advised consumers to immediately stop using the recalled rice/slow cookers and contact 3 Squares to receive a free replacement cooker, including shipping.