Note: The firm is out of business, the remedy is no longer available, and the product should be discarded or destroyed. Sept. 02, 2015
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2003
Release # 03-090
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Atico International USA Inc., of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., is voluntarily recalling about 37,000 electrical hot pots. The firm is out of business, the remedy is no longer available, and the product should be discarded or destroyed.
Atico International has received five reports of the hot pots separating, though no injuries have been reported.
The recalled Kitchen Gourmet® Hot Pots, which are used to heat beverages, are made of white plastic and have a date code of 0702 on the bottom of the pot and box. The hot pots, which are shaped like a pitcher, also have the words, "Kitchen Gourmet," "Do Not Immerse in Water," and "Made in China" printed on the bottom.
Walgreens stores nationwide sold the hot pots from September 2002 through January 2003 for about $10.
Consumers should stop using the hot pots immediately and discard or destroy them.
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