Gehl Foods Recalls Nacho Cheese and Chili Sauce Dispensers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2009
Release # 10-034
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 440-4008
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Gehl Foods Recalls Nacho Cheese and Chili Sauce Dispensers Due to Fire and Burn 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: Gehl’s HOT TOP2 Nacho Cheese and Chili Sauce Dispensers

Units: About 115,000

Manufacturer: Gehl Foods Inc., of Germantown, Wis.

Hazard: The dispenser’s fan blade can come into contact with the heater coil, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Gehl Foods has received 12 reports of the dispenser’s fan blade malfunctioning and coming into contact with the heater coil, including one report of a fire that caused property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall includes Gehl Food’s commercial nacho cheese and chili sauce dispensers with model numbers HT2-04 Single, HT2-04 Dual, and HT2-03 APS with serial numbers HT2 164500 through HT2 299689. The model and serial numbers are located on the back of the dispensers. “Gehl’s” is printed on the front of the dispensers.

Sold at: The dispensers were leased to commercial customers nationwide, including concession and food service establishments, from December 2003 through September 2009.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Food establishments and consumers should immediately stop using the recalled nacho cheese and chili sauce dispensers and contact the firm for a free repair by Gehl, or to receive a free repair kit to be installed by the customer.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Gehl Foods toll-free at (877) 440-4008 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firms’ Web site at www.gehls.com

Picture of Recalled Nacho Cheese and Chili Sauce Dispensers