All-Clad recalls 4-square Belgian waffle makers due to shock hazard

Sold exclusively at Williams-Sonoma
March 4, 2009 9:33:05 AM PST
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of product: All-Clad 4-Square Belgian Waffle Makers

Units: About 30,000

Distributor: All-Clad Metalcrafters LLC, of Canonsburg, Pa.

Hazard: Wiring inside the waffle maker can be damaged and contact the waffle maker's metal body, posing a shock or fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: All-Clad has received 20 reports of waffle makers emitting sparks. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled All-Clad 4-Square Belgian Waffle Maker is electric with a stainless steel exterior. The recall involves units with a model/ref number of #WD700462 and 4-digit manufacture date codes ending in "08". The model/ref number and manufacture date code are located on a white label on the bottom of the waffle maker.

Sold: Exclusively through Williams-Sonoma stores, catalog and Web site nationwide from March 2008 through January 2009 for about $200.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should unplug the waffle maker immediately and contact All-Clad for instructions on obtaining a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact All-Clad toll-free at (888) 345-0474 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at