Walmart Recalls 330,000 Electric Griddles Due to Shock Hazard

Recalled griddleWalmart is recalling Rival brand griddles because they pose a shock hazard. The risk occurs because a heating element can crack and water can get inside, creating a shock hazard when the griddle is plugged into an electrical outlet. The recalled griddles were sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide and online at from July 2015 through December 2015 for about $20.

This recall includes a total of 330,000 Rival brand electric griddles with model number XJ-14207. The griddles are black and measure 20 inches long by 10.5 inches wide. “Walmart” and the model number are printed on a label molded into the bottom of the griddle. “Rival” is printed on the outside edge of the griddle and on the griddle’s temperature dial.

Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled griddles and return them to any Walmart store for a full refund.

Source: CPSC

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