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Loblaw Companies Limited recalls President's Choice® Vintage Popcorn Maker

Starting date:
August 8, 2016
Posting date:
August 8, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Electronics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-59538

Affected products

President's Choice® Vintage Popcorn Maker

Product description

This recall involves the President’s Choice® Vintage Popcorn Maker (UPC 058703285682). The product has a 3.5L/15 cup capacity in a red-striped wagon design, with a lid convertible as a serving bowl and a built-in butter warmer/dispenser.

The affected product has an invalid certification mark that can be identified by its cord with a 2-prong plug and a model number PC1502 300/PGT-P01 located on a silver label on the bottom of the unit.

PC Popcorn makers that have a cord with a 3-prong are NOT recalled.

Hazard identified

During the insertion of a non-grounded plug, some outlets may short circuit resulting in a spark, posing a potential shock or fire hazard to consumers.

Neither Health Canada nor Loblaws Companies Ltd has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this product.

Number sold

Approximately 700 units of the recalled popcorn makers were sold at Loblaw Companies Ltd banner stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled product was sold from July 2015 to June 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Loblaws Companies Limited
Brampton
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the product that has a 2-prong plug and return the product to any Loblaw banner store for a full refund (including without a receipt).

For additional information, consumers may contact Loblaws Companies Ltd. customer service at 1-888-495-5111 from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, or by email.

Loblaw banner Store:
Region Store
Ontario Joe Fresh®, Real Canadian Superstore®, Fortinos®, Loblaws®, nofrills®,
Your Independent Grocer®, and Zehrs®
Atlantic Atlantic Superstore®, and Dominion®
Quebec Joe Fresh®, Maxi® & Cie, and Provigo®
West Real Canadian Superstore®, Your Independent Grocer®, and Extra Foods®

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.