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Slow cookers recalled for fire, shock hazards

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(NBC News) - 3 Squares recalled nearly 175,000 rice and slow cookers due to improper wiring that poses fire and shock hazards.

The company recalled their Tim3 Machin3 and Mini Tim3 Machin3 rice and slow cookers with fixed power cords after reports of sparking and the cookers turning themselves on, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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One shock injury was reported.

The electric cookers are stainless steel with black molded plastic and a keypad on the front. They were sold at home, hardware, mass merchandisers and department stores nationwide and online at Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, Home Depot, Kohl's, Target and other websites from December 2015 through July for $30 to $70.

Recalled model numbers start with 3RC and end in 3010S, 3020S, 3434, 5020 and 9010S. The model number can be found on the side of the cookers.

Anyone with a recalled cooker should stop using it immediately and contact 3 Squares for a free replacement.

For more information, contact 3 Squares at 800-390-0249 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays or visit

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