Wolfgang Puck Appliances Recalls Combination Grills/Griddles Due to Overheating and Electrical Shock Hazards

 Sold Exclusively at HSN

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–November 10,l 2011.  The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Wolfgang Puck Electric Reversible Tri-Grill/Griddles

Units: About 27,000

Importer: W.P. Appliances Inc., of Hollywood, Fla.

Manufacturer: YouO Electric Appliances Co. Ltd., of China

Hazard: A defect in the electrical wiring of the electric grills/griddles can pose a risk of overheating, melting and an electrical shock hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of electrical shock and two reports of melted plastic housing.

Description: This recall includes Wolfgang Puck brand combination electric grills/griddles with dual thermostatic controls and model number BRTGG010. The grills measure about 14.5 inches in width, 11 inches in depth and 6.5 inches in height. The model number is located on an ETL/Intertek foil sticker label affixed to the bottom of the unit. The stainless steel grills/griddles have “Wolfgang Puck Bistro Collection” stamped on the front of the unit next to the control dials. They feature a stainless steel handle used to compress the top and bottom grill plates.

Sold exclusively by: The Home Shopping Network (HSN) nationwide, HSN’s telephone ordering system and online at for about one week between April 30, 2011 through May 6, 2011 for about $100.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled combination grills/griddles and contact W.P. Appliances for instructions on returning the grills/griddles for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact W.P. Appliances toll-free at (855) 666-0478 anytime, or visit the firm’s recall website at

Picture of recalled combination grill/griddle, side view

Side View

Picture of recalled combination grill/griddle, bottom view

Bottom View

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on