Walmart Griddles Recalled for Shock Hazard

330,000 Rival brand griddles have been recalled as the heating element can crack and let water in

Image courtesy of CPSC

No incidents or injuries relating to the recalled product have been reported.

‘Shocking’ news from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC): 330,000 Rival brand electric griddles from Walmart have been recalled for an electric shock hazard. According to the CPSC, the heating element in the griddle can crack, allowing water to get in and therefore posing a shock hazard when the griddle is plugged into an electrical outlet.

There have been no incidents or injuries regarding the recalled product, however customers are told to immediately unplug and stop using the recalled griddles, and return them to any Walmart store for a full refund of about $20. The griddles were sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide and online at from July 2015 through December 2015.

The model number of the recalled griddles is XJ-14207. They are black and measure 20 inches long by 10.5 inches wide. The model number can be found on the bottom of the griddle, in addition to the Walmart logo.

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