WASHINGTON, DC—About 25,000 slow cookers are being recalled because they can overheat and melt or start a fire.
Sensio Inc. has received 60 reports of the Bella Kitchen slow cooker's control panel smoking, melting and sparking. There have been three reports of the panels catching fire. 14 incidents resulted in minor damage to countertops. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves the Bella Kitchen 5-quart programmable slow cookers. Only slow cookers with model number WJ-5000DE and date codes 0907 or 0909 are included in this recall. The slow cookers are black and "Bella Kitchen" is marked on the control panel. The model number and the four-digit date code are printed on a label on the underside.
The slow cookers were sold exclusively at Kohl's department stores from July 2009 through December 2009 for between $20 and $40.
Consumers should stop using the slow cooker immediately, unplug it and contact Sensio for information on receiving a full refund.
For additional information, contact Sensio at (888) 296-9675 or visit www.acbpromotions.com/sensiorecall.