FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
July 09, 1987  
Release # 87-039
 

WASHINGTON, DC --In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Associated Merchandising Corporation (AMC), New York, New York, today announced a voluntary recall of certain ice cream scoops imported by the company.

These scoops have a ceramic ice cream cone-shaped handle which may crack under pressure, resulting in potentially severe cuts from the broken pieces of the handle. Nine complaints have been reported to AMC with two incidents involving serious cuts or injury.

Approximately, 6,000 units of the affected ice cream scoops were distributed to retail stores nationwide from November, 1986 to March, 1987.

The ice cream scoop handle is ceramic, shaped like an ice cream cone, and comes in four pastel colors - yellow, pink, green, and blue. The box is pink with a clear plastic lid. The side of the box is labeled with the style number L-0971 and "Made in Japan". A list of AMC retail stores that sold the ice cream scoop is attached.

Consumers should remove these products from use immediately and return them by mail or in person to the retailer where purchased for a refund. Consumers will be reimbursed for mailing cost or transportation costs in addition to the retail price of the item.

Consumers may call collect to the Associated Merchandising Corporation on 212-536-4338 for additional information. To report unsafe consumer products or to receive safety information call the CPSC toll-free hotline number at 800-638-CPSC. The teletypewriter number for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054.


Flagship Store Locations

Richs
45 Broad Street S.W.
P.O. Box 4539
Atlanta, Georgia 30302

Foleys/Sanger Harris
P.O. Box 1971
1110 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77001

Goldsmiths
132 South Main at Gayoso
Memphis, Tennessee 38143

Pranges
301 N. Washington Street
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54307-9080

Strawbridge & Clothier
801 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107-3199

Liberty House of Hawaii
P.O. Box 2690
Honolulu, Hawaill 96845

Boscov's
4500 Perkiomen Avenue
Reading, Pennsylvania 19606

Jos Horne Co.
501 Penn Avenue
Pittsburhg, Pennsylvania 15222

Carson Pirie Scott & Co.
One South State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603

Dayton/Hudson
700 on the Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402