Electric shock risk leads Asda to recall 300,000 toasters

The toasters which have been recalled by Asda. Credit: Asda

Supermarket giant Asda has recalled plastic toasters because of "the possible risk of electric shock," according to their website.

They wrote: "If you have purchased any of the Asda Plastic Toasters please take it back to your local Asda for a full refund. If you know someone else who has one please ask them to return it to us. No receipt necessary."

A spokesperson said: "The problem was highlighted by two customer returns over the last fortnight. Our supplier began testing extensively immediately after the first return and hasn't found a fault yet but we'd rather recall now."

He added that they had sold around 300,000 toasters.

It was not immediately clear what the exact nature of the fault was but the appliances affected are four-slice toasters in black and white which cost £17.96 with the barcodes:

  • 05052449208313

  • 05052449208320,

Also affected are two slice toasters in black and white which cost £9.96 with the barcodes:

  • 05052449208283

  • 05052449208290

  • 05052449208306

The model numbers of the affected toasters are:

  • KS-2418B

  • KS-2418W

  • KS-2118B

  • KS-2118W

  • KS-2118S.

Asda said no other toaster products were affected and they apologised for any inconvenience.