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Empower Brands recalls 456,000 PowerXL Stuffed Wafflizers

Hot pieces of the waffle or stuffing can be expelled from the waffle maker

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Tristar Products, on behalf of Empower Brands, is recalling about 456,000 PowerXL Stuffed Wafflizer waffle makers.

Hot pieces of the waffle or stuffing can be expelled from the waffle maker during use or upon opening the product, posing a burn risk.

The firm has received 44 reports of incidents including 34 burn injuries with three requiring medical attention.

This recall involves PowerXL Model ESWM02 (five inch) and Model ESWM03 (seven inch) Stuffed Wafflizer waffle makers.

The waffle makers were sold in 11 colors including black, white, red, cinnamon, gray, lavender, lemon, ocean, slate, seafoam and sage with the PowerXL logo on top of the waffle maker.

The product measures approximately 5 inches in diameter (Model ESWM02), or 7 inches in diameter (Model ESWM03).

The model numbers and date codes are printed on a tag attached to the power cord, with all date codes included in this recall.

The waffle makers, manufactured in China, were sold at Walmart, Kohls, Big Lots, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Best Buy, The Home Depot, Target, Sam’s Club and other home goods stores nationwide and online at www.QVC.com, www.walmart.com, www.kohls.com and other websites from July 2021, through October 2022, for between $30 and $60.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the waffle makers and contact Empower Brands to receive a free latch adaptor part and written instructions to complete the repair.

Consumers may contact Empower Brands toll-free at (866) 276-0063 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CT), Monday through Friday, by email at wafflizerrecall@brandprotectplus.com or online at www.prodprotect.com/recall/wafflizer for more information.

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