In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Walmart has issued a recall for its Rival brand griddles.
The recall involves Rival brand electric griddles with model number XJ-14207. The griddles are black and measure 20 inches long by 10.5 inches wide. “Walmart” and the model number are printed on a label molded into the bottom of the griddle. “Rival” is printed on the outside edge of the griddle and on the griddle’s temperature dial.
According to the CPSC, the recall was initiated because the griddle heating element can crack and allow water inside, posing a shock hazard when the griddle is plugged into an electrical outlet, although no injuries have been reported.
The griddle was available exclusively at Walmart or Walmart.com, and the retailer reportedly sold 333,000 units between July 2015 and December 2015 for an estimated $20 each. The retailer said consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled griddles and return them to any Walmart store for a full refund.