Recipe for Disaster: Easy-Bake Oven + Kids

Manufacturer issues second recall this year
By Ben Worthen,  Newser User
Posted Jul 20, 2007 12:58 AM CDT

A repair kit intended to make Easy-Bake Ovens safer hasn't done its job, forcing the manufacturer to issue its second recall in less than a year. Hasbro said yesterday that hundreds of children have caught hands or fingers in the oven doors, and the AP reports that one girl was burned so badly she had part of a finger amputated.

Nearly a million of the pink and purple toys were recalled in February; but since then, Hasbro has received 16 reports of second- and third-degree burns. The ovens, which were made in China, should already be off store shelves. The recall isn't the end for the beloved toy, which dates to 1963: Hasbro is at work on a redesign. (More Hasbro stories.)

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