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4 Slice Toasters Recalled by Viking Range Corp. Due to Shock Hazard

January 13, 2009

Viking 4 slice electric toaster On January 6, 2009 Viking Range Corp., of Greenwood, MS recalled approximately 10,000 four slice electric toasters. Wiring inside the toaster can become loose and contact the toaster body, posing a shock hazard to consumers. Viking has received five reports from consumers who experienced minor shock when touching the outside of the toaster.

The recall involves Viking Professional Four-Slot Toasters, model numbers VT400WH, VT400BK, VT400GG, VT400SG, VT400BR and VT400CB. The toaster has a label on its underside that states in part, “Viking, UL Listed 73D3, Viking Range Corporation, Model VT400 Series”.

These units were sold at culinary products retailers, online dealers, and Viking’s web site from April 2005 through November 2008 for about $300 and manufactured in China.

You should stop using the toaster immediately and unplug it, and contact Viking to obtain a free replacement toaster. For additional information, contact Viking toll-free at (888) 267-4460 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at

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One Response to “4 Slice Toasters Recalled by Viking Range Corp. Due to Shock Hazard”

  1. Jacqui - Las Vegas on June 11th, 2009 2:33 pm

    Built in China, why am I not surprised? I just can’t believe someone would pay $300 for a toaster.