Hasbro has issued a second product recall for all Easy Bake Ovens made since May of 2006. The front loading oven has been responsible for getting fingers stuck and causing some severe burns. 985,000 defective products were included in the recall. The toy was recalled in February for the same problem and a free kit was sent out that was supposed to fix the problem.
Since the February announcement, the company has received 249 more reports of children getting their hands or fingers caught in the ovens, including 16 reports of second- and third-degree burns. One burn required partial amputation of a 5-year-old girl’s finger.
As a result, Hasbro, based in Rhode Island, is recalling all front-loading Easy Bake ovens sold since May 2006, even those that were repaired with the free kit distributed after the February recall.
The Easy Bake Oven can now be exchanged for a product voucher good for a different Hasbro toy. If you own this toy you should stop using it immediately and contact the company at 1-800-601-8418.
For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Defective and Dangerous Products.