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Smells hot and warped the top

We turned on the foreman and let it heat up and when ready to use we noticed a burning smell and noticed that the top of the foreman had bubbled, not just the paint but the actual lid on top, we are afraid to use it what should we do? the foreman is a year old.

Dave in Roanoke.

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  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2008

    I have a Geoerge Foreman Lean Mean Fat Machine #GRP99. I used it for the second time on 2/24/08. The top warped and the paint started to bubble. It was a Christmas present given to me in 2006. All I have is the recipe book who can I contact for this problem
    Lysane D. Lopez
    Pennsylvania

  • noodlenan Mar 14, 2008

    Received a George Foreman GRP99 for a Christmas gift in 2006 and did not open or use it until 03/2008.  After getting hot the top lid bulged up and is now warped with a rather large bump.  Would like to contact the manufacturer but there is no number to call listed in the booklets or on the box.  Should be able to return this defective grill.  What is the procedure?




    Nancy from Oregon, Ohio

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Hi roanoke dave,

You clearly have a defective unit (not the kind of "hot" you want), and I'd recommend going to the customer service number below and getting a new unit. I've called them, it takes awhile to get through, but they did try to help. The automated phone attendant will also offer an email address you can use for priority service (24-hour response if I recall).

It shouldn't matter if you're in-warranty or not, what they sold you is downright hazardous. Call them on it. If they don't want to cooperate, see my note below.

Go to

http://prc.prodregister.com/prodprotect/applica/

And click on "George Foreman" (lower-right portion of the page), it redirects you to a secure webpage where you can register.

https://secure.prodregister.com/prodprotect/applica/gf.shtml

Part of the page reads:
"Call toll-free or visit our websites for assistance if you need more help.

Parts & Accessories:
Phone: 1-800-738-0245 (Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., ET)

Product Warranty:
Service: 1-800-231-9786 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., ET)"

If for some reason they don't want to help, it's time to contact the consumer protection division of your state attorney-general's office and "light 'em up" (Salton, Inc) for putting out a defective (and potentially dangerous) product on the public.

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If this solves the issue, please rate it accordingly. My goal is to earn a "FixYa" rating from everyone I help.

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