Hamilton Beach® and Proctor-Silex® Toasters are recalling an estimated 482,000 toasters which can remain “on” after popping, posing a significant fire hazard. Owners of Hamilton Beach and Proctor-Silex toasters should get the model number printed on the bottom and use it to check the Hamilton Beach web site for models affected by this recall. The toasters were sold at department stores between August 2007 and February 2008. If you have one of these toasters, stop using it immediately and contact either Hamilton Beach at either their toll-free line at (800) 574-6800 or their web site at hamiltonbeach.com for a free replacement.

Credit: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission alert