Note: Telephone number change.


Company Phone Number: 516-683-6000 

November 30, 2000

Company Media Contact: Wendy Fine, (516) 683-6000 Ext. 226

Release # 01-043


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Lifetime Hoan Corp., of Westbury, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 132,000 fondue sets to replace their burners. Some sets have alcohol burners that can produce high flames beyond the intended-cooking surface of the fondue pot. Another set, which uses chafing fuel, is being recalled because the chafing fuel holder could tip as it burns down. Both problems present potential fire and burn hazards to consumers.

CPSC and Lifetime Hoan Corp. have received eight reports of burners producing high flames. No injuries or property damage has been reported.

The fondue sets were sold under the brand names Farberware® (model nos. 86600 (two styles), 86700, 86702 and 76743) and Roshco® (model no. 58903). The model number is on the box, not on the fondue set. The brand name is found on the box. The fondue sets are stainless steel and include various components, including a fondue pot, burner, and fondue forks. Only the burners sold with these fondue sets are being recalled, not the entire fondue sets. Lifetime Hoan Corp. will help consumers identify if their burner is recalled.

Department, kitchen and home stores nationwide sold the fondue sets from June 1999 through October 2000 for about $20.

Consumers should stop using the burners immediately and contact the company to find out how to dispose of the burners. Consumers with recalled alcohol burners will be sent a $4 coupon toward the purchase of Sterno® canned chafing fuel. Consumers with recalled chafing fuel holders (model 86702 only) will be sent a new chafing fuel holder. Consumers should contact Lifetime Hoan Corp. at 516-683-6000.

Consumers also can e-mail to or write to Lifetime Hoan Corp., P.O. Box 1854, Westbury, NY 11590.

No other fondue set is involved in this recall.
Picture of Fondue Sets