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RECALL ALERT: 465,000 waffle makers have been recalled due to burn injuries

A recall has been issued for more than 450,000 waffle irons branded PowerXL.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said, hot pieces of the waffle or stuffing can be expelled from the waffle maker during use or upon opening the product, posing a burn risk to consumers.

There have been 44 reported incidents including 34 burn injuries with three requiring medical attention.

The recall involves PowerXL Model ESWM02 (five inch model) and Model ESWM03 (seven inch model) Stuffed Wafflizer waffle makers.

Affected customers should stop using their waffle maker immediately, and can contact Empower Brands to receive a free latch adaptor part and instructions for how to repair the waffle maker.

Customers can call Empower Brands toll-free at 866-276-0063 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, email at or online at or and click on “Safety Recalls” at the top of the page for more information.

The waffle makers come in 11 colors and have the PowerXL logo on the top of the waffle maker.

The 5-inch PowerXL Stuffed Wafflizer Waffle Maker

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