Avon Recalls Nut Chopper Due to Risk of Injury

The tines of the grinding mechanism can break and these fragments can fall into the food being chopped.

Recall date: July 15, 2015
Recall number: 15-183
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    Avon Nut Chopper

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Nut chopper

Hazard:

The tines of the grinding mechanism can break and these fragments can fall into the food being chopped, posing a risk of injury to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

Avon Products toll-free at (877) 217-5076 (English) or (877) 217-5077 (Español) from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.avon.com and click on Product Recall at the bottom of the page. 

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Recall Details

In conjunction with

In conjunction with Health Canada
Units

About 27,000 (in addition, 5,100 were sold in Canada)

Description

This recall involves a nut chopper sold by Avon. The recalled nut chopper is 7 1/2 inches tall and has clear plastic upper and lower chambers connected by an orange plastic grinding mechanism. The grinding mechanism has metal tines and a metal crank arm with an orange plastic grip handle. The lower chamber has a removable orange base and markings that show it holds about 1 1/4 cup of materials. The upper chamber has orange plastic lid. The product identification number found on the outside of the Nut Chopper individual, corrugated box packaging was F3730731 and the brochure number was 978-044.

Incidents/Injuries

Avon received seven reports of the chopper bending or breaking, including two instances in which the tine fragments were found in the food prepared by the consumer but not swallowed. There have been no reports of injury.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled nut chopper and return it to Avon for a refund.

Sold at

Independent Avon sales representatives nationwide and online at Avon.com from June 2013 through December 2013 for between about $10 and $13.

Importer(s)

Avon Products Inc., of New York, N.Y.

  • Avon Nut Chopper