Hasbro is to recall about one million children's Easy-Bake Ovens in the US after dozens of youngsters burned their hands and a five year-old girl had a finger partially severed, according to a report on Reuters.
A voluntary recall of the classic pink and purple plastic ovens was first issued in February after children got their hands stuck in the front opening. Hasbro offered a repair kit to resolve the problem.
However, since that recall was issued, there have been 249 reports of children getting their hands caught, 77 reports of burns and the one burn incident involving the partially amputated finger, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
A spokesman for Hasbro said that the company had been sued over the ovens, but declined to provide any details. It sent out more than 100,000 repair kits after the February notice.
The new recall urges consumers to stop using the oven and to contact the company for details on how to return it for a voucher toward the purchase of another Hasbro product.
The $25 oven is made in China and was sold at stores including Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Target and KB Toys from May 2006 to July 2007. The recall does not include ovens sold prior to this period, the CPSC said.