It's not just dryers that cause fires, sometimes it's appliances with bad wiring or something other reasons. Last week, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of several models of 3-Squares brand rice and slow cookers, because of improperly installed wiring that can cause the appliance to short out, potentially leading to fires or electric shocks. So far there have been three incidences and one injury reported. Here's what you need to know to stay safe, if you've purchased one.
First, the affected versions are the Tim3, Machin3, Mini Tim3, Machin3 and rice and slow cookers with fixed power cords. Next up, the model numbers involved are those starting with 3RC and ending in 3010S, 3020S, 3434, 5020 and 9010S. (You should be able to find the model number printed on a label on the side of the appliance.) Finally, you might've purchased one at any of the following: Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, Home Depot and Target stores and online through Amazon.
Anyone with one of the recalled cookers "should immediately stop using it" and contact 3 Squares, which will ship a free replacement cooker at no cost, according to the CPSC.
Stay safe out there guys!