Wolfgang Puck Recalls Over 20,000 Griddles for Electric Shock Risk

Posted On: November 21, 2011 under
Due to a risk of electric shock to users, culinary giant Wolfgang Puck recently recalled 27,000 units of his Wolfgang Puck Electric Reversible Tri-Grill Griddles. The product was sold exclusively by The Home Shopping Network (with orders placed on the phone and via the website hsn.com) over the period of approximately one year.
The product was imported by Hollywood, Florida’s W.P. Appliances Inc., and made by China’s TouO Electric Appliances Co. Ltd. The defective danger in the grill exists in the electrical wiring, according to the release by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Due to manufacturing flaws, the product’s wiring may melt, overheat, or electrically shock consumers using it. The CPSC said Wolfgang Puck has been informed of four accounts of shocking accidents related to the grill, and two separate accounts of product malfunction in which the plastic casing melted.
The recall pertains to electric grills and griddles with the model identification BRTGG010. That model ID is found on a foil label on the bottom of the product. They measure approximately 14.5 inches wide, 11 inches deep, and 6.5 inches high. Across the front of the product, adjacent to the control dials, reads “Wolfgang Puck Bistro Collection.” The grills were sold by the Home Shopping Network from April 2011 to May 2011 for around $100. Consumers are instructed by the CPSC to stop using the product at once and contact the company for return and refund instructions.
If you or a family member has been injured by a dangerous product in Tennessee that you think was the result of bad manufacturing, contact the Chattanooga product liability attorneys with Massey & Associates, P.C at (423) 697-4529 for a complimentary consultation.