Rice and slow cookers recalled for fire, shock hazard

TIM3 MACHIN3 20-cup cooker, model /3RC-9010S (Consumer Product Safety Commission)

WASHINGTON (WHTM) – About 175,000 rice and slow cookers sold under the 3 Squares brand name have been recalled because improperly installed wiring poses a fire and electric shock hazard.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Sherwood Marketing, owner of the 3 Squares brand, has received three incident reports, including a cooker sparking when turned on and a cooker turning itself on. One shock injury was reported.

The recall involves Tim3 Machin3 and Mini Tim3 Machin3 rice and slow cookers with fixed power cords. They were sold by national retailers from December 2015 through July 2016 for between $30 and $70, depending on the model.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rice/slow cookers and contact 3 Squares to receive a free replacement cooker.

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