FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 1997
Release # 97-123
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Pier 1 Imports of Fort Worth, Texas, is recalling about 7,680 wok sets. The wok's support ring stand has extremely sharp edges, presenting a laceration hazard.
CPSC is aware of one report of a consumer receiving a deep finger cut from the stand's edge.
This recall involves large and small wok sets. There is no labeling on either the large or small wok set. The large 6-piece wok set includes a 13-inch diameter aluminum lid, a steel body, a steel support ring stand with nine circular cutouts, a wire steamer rack, a stainless steel turner with wooden handle, and one pair of chopsticks. The small 5-piece wok set includes a 9-inch diameter aluminum lid, a steel body, a steel support ring stand with five circular cutouts, a wire steamer rack, and a frying rack.
Both wok sets are packaged in cardboard boxes with a drawing of the wok set on the box. The large wok set's box is labeled in part, "SIX PIECE WOK SET...The Market at Pier 1...Contents made in Taiwan...SKU#119-5649." The small wok set's box is labeled in part, "MINI WOK SET...The Market at Pier 1...Contents made in Taiwan...SKU#119-5651."
Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide sold the wok sets from April 1993 through April 1997. The wok sets initially sold for about $35 (large) and $25 (small) and were reduced to the clearance price of about $13 (large) and $9 (small).
Consumers should stop using the wok sets immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund or store credit. For more information about this recall, consumers should call Pier 1 Imports at (800) 245-4595 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m CST Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, or 12 p.m. and 7 p.m Sunday.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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