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Safety Alert

Walmart Recalls Rival Griddles Due to Shock Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Walmart

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Rival brand griddles

Hazard: The heating element can crack and water can get inside, posing a shock hazard when the griddle is plugged into an electrical outlet.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Walmart at 800-925-6278 between 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT on Saturday and between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. CT Sunday, online at www.walmart.com and click on "Product Recalls" for more information.

Units: About 330,000

Description: This recall involves Rival brand electric griddles with model number XJ-14207. The griddles are black and measure 20 inches long by 10.5 inches wide. "Walmart" and the model number are printed on a label molded into the bottom of the griddle. "Rival" is printed on the outside edge of the griddle and on the griddle's temperature dial.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled griddles and return them to any Walmart store for a full refund.

Sold at: Walmart stores nationwide and online at Walmart.com from July 2015 through December 2015 for about $20.

Importer: Walmart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.

Manufactured in: China