Hasbro, Inc. has recalled approximately 1 million Easy-Bake Ovens after receiving numerous reports of injuries to children. According to the notice issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Hasbro, Inc. has received reports of approximately 249 injuries to children as a result of kids getting their hands or fingers caught in the oven’s opening.
Out of the 249 reports, 77 including burn injuries, 16 of which were reported as second or third-degree burns. One serious burn injury required the partial amputation of a 5-year old girl’s finger.
Ovens sold before May, 2006 are not included in the recall. The Consumer Product Safety Commission advises that caregivers should immediately take this toy away from children and call Hasbro, Inc. for information on how to return the Easy-Bake Ovens and receive a voucher towards the purchase of another Hasbro, Inc. product.
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