Gehl Sauce Dispensers Recalled Due to Fire and Burn HazardNov 11, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
Gehl Foods just issued a recall of about 115,000 of its HOT TOP2 Nacho Cheese and Chili Sauce Dispensers due to fire and burn hazard. Manufacturer Gehl Foods Inc. is located in Germantown, Wisconsin.
The recall was implemented because the HOT TOP2 Nacho Cheese and Chili Sauce Dispenser’s fan blade can come into contact with the heater coil, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. To date, Gehl Foods has received 12 reports of the dispenser’s fan blade malfunctioning and coming into contact with the heater coil, including one report of a fire that caused property damage. No injuries have been reported.
This recall includes Gehl Food’s commercial Nacho Cheese and Chili Sauce Dispensers, which were manufactured in the United States, bearing model numbers HT2-04 Single, HT2-04 Dual, and HT2-03 APS with serial numbers HT2 164500 through HT2 299689. The model and serial numbers are located on the back of the dispensers. “Gehl’s” is printed on the front of the dispensers.
The recalled HOT TOP2 Nacho Cheese and Chili Sauce Dispensers were leased to commercial customers nationwide, including concession and food service establishments, from December 2003 through September 2009.
The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) is advising food establishments and consumers to immediately stop using the recalled HOT TOP2 Nacho Cheese and Chili Sauce Dispensers and contact the firm for a free repair by Gehl, or to receive a free repair kit to be installed by the customer. Gehl Foods can be reached, toll-free, at 1-877-440-4008 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday or at the firms’ Web site at www.gehls.com