Avon Recalls Microwave Popcorn Maker Due to Burn and Fire Hazards; New Instructions Provided

When cooked too long, the popcorn can overheat in the plastic popcorn maker and ignite.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: Tháng Năm 16, 2013
Recall number: 13-193
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Microwave Popcorn Makers

Hazard:

When cooked too long, the popcorn can overheat in this popcorn maker and ignite, posing a fire or burn hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

Avon Products; (800) 367-2866 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 for new instructions and more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 54,700

Description

This recall involves Avon’s Microwave Popcorn Maker sold in the U.S. with item number 474-105 in Avon’s brochures and website. The recalled plastic popcorn maker consists of a clear tub and a yellow vented lid. The tub is 6 inches high and measures 7.5 inches in diameter and has three feet at the base. “DO NOT REMOVE WITH BARE HANDS. HOLD UNIT WITH GLOVES” is molded into the plastic of the lid and “USE IN MICROWAVE OVEN ONLY” is molded into the underside of the bowl. “Made in Taiwan” is printed on an adhesive label located on the underside of the bowl. 

Incidents/Injuries

Avon has received 20 reports of the popcorn makers overheating, including two incidents involving fires that resulted in damage to microwave ovens. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should stop using the popcorn maker immediately and contact Avon to receive a copy of the updated instructions on how to safely use the microwave popcorn maker. The new instructions can also be obtained from independent Avon representatives and on Avon’s website under the Product Recall section. 

Sold at

Through independent Avon sales representatives and online at www.avon.com from October 2012 through February 2013, for about $13. 

Importer

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

Manufacturer

Okay Enterprise Co., Ltd., of Kunshan City, Taiwan 

Manufactured in

Taiwan

  • Recalled Avon Popcorn Maker

  • Recalled Avon Popcorn Maker - Lid

  • Recalled Avon Popcorn Maker – Side View