Hasbro recalls Easy-Bake Ovens for burn risk-CPSC

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WASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) - Hasbro Inc. HAS.N will recall about 1 million children's Easy-Bake Ovens after dozens of youngsters burned their hands and a 5-year-old girl had a finger partially amputated, a U.S. agency said on Thursday.

A voluntary recall for the popular pink and purple plastic ovens, which looks like a kitchen stove, 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 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

A Hasbro spokesman said the company had been sued over the ovens, but declined to provide any details. The company 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 at 1-800-601-8418 for details on how to return it for a voucher toward the purchase of another Hasbro product, the agency said.

The $25 Easy-Bake Oven, made in China, was sold at stores including Toys "R" Us, Wal-Mart WMT.N, Target TGT.N and KB Toys from May 2006 through July 2007. The recall does not include ovens sold prior to this period, the CPSC said.

Included in the recall were 20,000 ovens sold in Mexico and 80 in Canada, Hasbro said.

(Reporting by Jeremy Pelofsky)

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