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Bodum recalls Bistro toasters

The toasters can leak electric current, posing a shock hazard

Photo source: CPSC
Bodum USA of New York, N.Y., is recalling about 2,600 Bodum Bistro toasters sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The toasters can leak electric current when operating at the maximum normal temperature, posing a shock hazard.

No injuries are reported in the U.S., but there are eight reports from Canada of consumers being shocked when touching the toaster.

This recall involves two models of the Bodum Bistro toaster in stainless steel:

  • a two-slice model with SKU 10709-16-4 and
  • a four-slice model with SKU 11840-16.

The SKU number appears on the bottom of the toaster. The word “Bodum” is embossed on the side of the products.

The toasters, manufactured in China, were sold at home appliance stores nationwide and online at and other websites from September 2018, through June 2019, for between $24 and $44.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled toasters and return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund or contact Bodum to receive a prepaid mailer to return the toaster for a full refund.

Consumers may contact Bodum toll-free at (833) 722-6386 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ETO Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Product Advisories” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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