cuisinart toasters

Information about the problems and breakdowns of Cuisinart toasters that were reported from 2011 to 2021.

Common problems: burning, electric shock, fire, overheating, sharp edges, smoke.


10 issues reported

Cuisinart CPT-2000

  • Date: 1/23/2014

The 65-YOF consumer stated that the toaster has an aluminum exterior and the bottom edges are very sharp. She stated that she badly cut her finger.

Cuisinart GB-CPT160P1ESP

  • Date: 12/4/2020

55 YOF consumer reports that the toaster does not work on a GFI receptacle and is hot to the touch. Consumer is concerned that someone may get burned touching the unit as the design isn't set so that it's insulated on the sides. Unsafe product. Burn hazard.

Cuisinart RBT-1285PC

  • Date: 2/19/2020

The consumer reported that the toaster while on toast function sticks and does not shut off, causing toast to ignite and catch on fire. The consumer stated that this has caused damage to their kitchen cabinets.

Cuisinart CPT-120

  • Date: 8/16/2011

51 YOF put piece of bread in toaster. Later it made loud pop & some smoke was coming out of it. After she unplugged toaster, it started smoking more & some flames started coming out corner of toaster near where electric cord comes out of it & burned two holes in plastic side.

Cuisinart COT-140

  • Date: 3/31/2015

The 80-YO consumer stated that while removing finished toast from the toaster, her finger touched the stainless steel strip surrounding the slot opening which was extremely hot and resulted in a burn of about 1 inch on her finger.

Cuisinart CPT-420

  • Date: 9/11/2020

The submitter reported that the toaster turned on during the night, no indicators on front panel. It got extremely hot, too hot to touch, and heated wooden cabinets, also too hot to touch, They discovered it and unplugged the toaster.

Cuisinart TAN-4

  • Date: 7/22/2018

Toaster caught fire on counter causing approximately $3,500.00 in damage. Unit was in use approximately 30 minutes prior incident. 77 YOM smelled something hot & discovered that toaster engulfed in flames. He pulled its cord from wall & threw toaster outside.

Cuisinart TOB-40

  • Date: 5/12/2021

42 YOM consumer reports that the toaster shocked him. The first incident was a small minor shock. He thought it was static m possibly. The 2nd incident was a major shock that knocked him back 4 feet and tripped the circuit beaker. Unsafe product. Shock hazard.

Cuisinart CPT-320P1

  • Date: 5/18/2021

Consumer reports that the toaster caught on fire after only six months of use. Their 72 YOM husband put bread in the toaster and the pop up mechanism failed and the unit started smoking setting off the smoke alarm. This product is unsafe and a fire hazard.

Cuisinart CPT-120

  • Date: 2/14/2012

64 YOF toasted 1 slice of bread & left kitchen. When she returned toast was in flames. She placed it in sink, but as flames escalated, she took it outside on gravel. Plastic burned & dripped on her foot leaving a blister. She received no first aid. Kitchen counter was burned.

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