Monday, December 13, 2010

Cast Iron Skillets Sold by QVC Recalled Due to Burn Hazard; Manufactured by Meyer Trading

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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Enamel-coated 8-inch cast iron skillets

Units: About 7,500

Retailer: QVC, of West Chester, Pa.

Manufacturer: Meyer Trading Company Limited, of Hong Kong, China

Hazard: Small pieces of the enamel coating can pop off when the skillet is heated, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received five reports of enamel popping off of the skillet, resulting in two reports of consumers receiving minor burns.

Description: This recall involves Technique brand enamel-coated 8-inch cast iron skillets with two pour spouts and a ribbed underside. The interior portion of the skillet is cream while the exterior was sold in three colors: sage, blue and red. The brand "Technique" is printed on the bottom of the pans.

Sold through: QVC's televised shopping programs, at qvc.com, and QVC retail and employee stores from August 2009 through September 2010 for between $28 and $35.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled skillets. Known purchasers were mailed instructions for obtaining a full refund. Consumers who purchased the skillets at a QVC store should return the skillets to any QVC store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact QVC at (800) 367-9444 between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. ET daily, or visit the firm's website at www.qvc.com

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