State Fire Marshal Notifies Consumers about Baby Bottle and Food Warmers Recalled by Munchkin Due to Fire Hazard

Contact: LARA Communications 517-373-9280
Agency: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

May 16, 2008 - The Office of the State Fire Marshal and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary recall of the Deluxe Bottle and Food Warmers. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

It has been identified that the bottle and food warmers can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Munchkin has received nine reports of units overheating, several of which ignited, causing damage to countertops. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the Munchkin Deluxe Bottle and Food Warmer with Pacifier Cleaning Basket 2-in-1 Design, model #13301 and lot number TP-1487. The product is used to warm food and bottles of various sizes. The set includes a main basket, a lift-out basket, an adapter ring, and a measuring cup. "Munchkin" is located on the front of the warmer and "TP-1487" is located on the bottom. Only warmers bearing lot number "TP-1487" are included in this recall.

The warmers have been sold at various retailers nationwide from June 2007 through April 2008 for about $20.

Consumers should stop using bottle and food warmers with lot number TP-1487 immediately and contact Munchkin to receive a free replacement.

For additional information, contact customer service toll-free at 866-619-8673 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.munchkin.com.