Safety Alert Number 0804139

Waxcessories® Recalls Electric Simmer Pots Due to Risk of Fire and Shock

Release #08-255

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 899-5884
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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: Electric Simmer Pots

Units: About 830,000

Importer: Waxcessories(r) Inc. , of Dracut, Mass.

Hazard: The simmer pots have wire connections that can become loose, posing a risk of fire and electric shock to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been 161 reports of discolored cords, loose wires, and wires separating from the pot.  No injuries have been reported.

Description: The electric simmer pots were sold in a variety of styles and were designed to melt scented wax in a ceramic cup.  The cup sits on a ceramic base that contains a 40-watt bulb, socket and electric cord.

The recall includes all designs of the electric simmer pots and all item numbers.  The words "ELECTRIC SIMMER POT" and the design name are printed on the bar code label, which is located on the bottom of the base.  For a complete list of individual item numbers and photos, visit the firm's recall Web site at

Sold at: Gift and novelty shops nationwide from April 2002 through April
2008 for between $17 and $25.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the simmer pots immediately and contact Waxcessories for instructions on receiving a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For further information, call (800) 899-5884 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the recall Web site at

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: