Friday, October 23, 2009

Flatware Recalled by Cambridge Silversmiths Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Fiesta Masquerade and Home Olympic Flatware

Units: About 13,000

Distributor: Cambridge Silversmiths Ltd. Inc., of Fairfield, N.J.

Hazard: The plastic decorative inserts on the flatware's handles can detach during dishwashing, posing a choking hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: The company has received 28 reports of a plastic insert detaching from the flatware. One incident of injury reported, no specifics provided.

Description: This recall involves the Fiesta Masquerade and the Home Olympic 20- piece flatware sets. The Fiesta Masquerade flatware set is silver-colored and the handles have plastic decorative inserts in red, orange, yellow, green and three different shades of blue. The Home Olympic flatware sets are charcoal and the handles have decorative black inserts.

Sold exclusively at: Fiesta Masquerade at JC Penney, Federated Department Stores, Bealls and Homer Laughlin from November 2008 through May 2009 for about $70 per 20-piece set; Home Olympic at Target from August 2008 through August 2009 for about $30 per 20-piece set.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled flatware sets immediately and contact the company to return the product and obtain a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cambridge Silversmiths at (800) 890-3366 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the company's Web site at www.cambridgesilversmiths.com or email service@cambridgesilversmiths.com .

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