Sears and Kmart Recall Play Stoves Due to Tip-over Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued January 17, 2008
Revised January 26, 2011
Release #08-166

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 659-7026
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Note: recall hotline hours changed.

 

Sears and Kmart Recall Play Stoves Due to Tip-over Hazard

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: “My First Kenmore” Play Stoves

Units: About 17,000

Retailers: Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corp., of Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Hazard: A metal bracket connecting the door to the stove can cause a tip-over when the door is opened. This poses a risk of injury to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Sears has received one report of the product tipping over, resulting in bruises to a child.

Description: The self-assembled, wooden play stove is painted pink with six white knobs and a timer. The dimensions of the stove when assembled are 11 1/2” W x 13 3/4” D x 32 7/8” H.

Sold at: Sears and Kmart stores nationwide from September 2007 through November 2007 for about $100.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove and discard the bracket that connects the door to the stove to eliminate the hazard. Consumers may obtain updated assembly instructions by contacting Sears/Kmart or by visiting either firm’s Web site. In some products, the updated assembly instructions are already included and replacement instructions are not required.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sears/Kmart at (800) 659-7026 between 7 am - 9 pm CT Monday through Friday, 7 am - 6 pm Saturday, or visit either www.sears.com or www.kmart.com

 

Picture of Recalled Play Stove