|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued June 25, 1998, Revised January 13, 2003
Release # 98-133
|Company Phone Number: (800) 999-3436
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Note: Telephone Number Change.
CPSC, EKCO Housewares Inc. Announce Recall of Skillets
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), EKCO Housewares Inc., of Franklin Park, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 16,800 12-inch skillets. The skillets' handle could bend or break and cause the skillets' hot contents to spill onto consumers, creating a risk of injury.
CPSC and EKCO are not aware of any injuries involving these skillets. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
There are two types of skillets being recalled: Eterna 12-inch stainless steel skillets and Endura 12-inch non-stick stainless steel skillets. The EKCO Eterna 12-inch stainless steel skillets have the following identification embossed on the bottom of each pan, "EKCO Eterna, EKCO Housewares, Inc., 18/10 Stainless Steel, Made in China." The EKCO Endura 12-inch non-stick stainless steel skillets have the following identification embossed on the bottom of each pan, "EKCO Housewares, Inc., 18/10 Stainless Steel, Made in China."
Kmart stores nationwide sold the Eterna skillets from April through May 1998 for about $30. Walmart stores nationwide sold the Endura skillets from September 1997 through May 1998 for about $26.
Consumers should stop using the skillets immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information about the Eterna skillets sold at Kmart, consumers should call EKCO toll-free at (800) 999-3436 anytime. For more information about the Endura skillets sold at Walmart, consumers should call EKCO toll-free at (800) 999-3436 anytime.
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