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Sherwood Marketing Recalls 3 Squares Rice and Slow Cookers Due to Fire, Electric Shock Hazards

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: 3 Squares rice and slow cookers

Hazard: The rice/slow cooker's improperly installed wiring can cause electrical shorting in the unit, posing fire and electric shock hazards.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: 3 Squares at 800-390-0249 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.Get3Squares.com and click on Recall for more information.

Units: About 175,000 (in addition, 100 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves 3 Squares-branded Tim3 Machin3 and Mini Tim3 Machin3 rice and slow cookers with fixed power cords. The 20-cup/4-quart or 8-cup/1.7-quart programmable electric cookers are stainless steel with black molded plastic, have a control panel/keypad on the front and measure about 11 inches in diameter and12 inches tall. The 3Squares logo is printed on the front of the control panel. Model numbers starting with 3RC and ending in 3010S, 3020S, 3434, 5020 and 9010S are included in the recall. The model number is printed on a label on the side of the product.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three incident reports, including a cooker sparking when turned on and a cooker turning itself on. One shock injury was reported.

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

Sold at: Home, hardware, mass merchandisers and department stores nationwide and online at Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, Get3Squares, Home Depot, Kohl's, Target, Wayfair and other websites from December 2015 through July 2016 for between $30 and $70, depending on the model and capacity.

Importerer: Sherwood Marketing, owner of the 3 Squares brand, LLC, of San Diego, Calif.

Manufacturer: Sherwood Marketing, owner of the 3 Squares brand, LLC, of San Diego, Calif.

Manufactured in: China