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CPSC, Innova Inc. Announce Recall to Replace Exploding Frying Pans

Note: Firm no longer in business, and a remedy is no longer available.

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Recall Date:
January 14, 2003

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 14, 2003

 

Release # 03-069

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Innova Inc., Davenport, Iowa, voluntarily recalled to replace about 8,700 Ultrex Thermal/Double Wall frying pans. The pans can explode or separate when preheated, used on high heat, or used for frying, which can pose a serious burn hazard from hot oil or food contents spilling onto consumers.

Innova had received 16 reports of these frying pans exploding, including two consumers who received burns from hot oil and eight reports of property damage.

The pans were manufactured in China and include an 8-inch omelet pan with stick handle and lid, an 8-inch fry pan with stick handle and no lid, a 9 1/2 -inch fry pan with buffet handles and lid, and an 11 1/2-inch deep chicken fryer with stick handle and helper handle and lid. The outside of the pan is stainless steel and the inner surface has a black, non-stick coating. The pans have "DESIGNED IN THE USA, GOURMET QUALITY, ULTREX DOUBLE WALL, STAINLESS STEEL, INNOVA INC., DAVENPORT IA" engraved on the bottom.

HSN LP (Home Shopping Network) sold the pans nationwide from October 2001 through September 2002 for between $20 and $50 individually and between $150 and $300 as a set.

Consumers should stop using the frying pans immediately and discard or destroy the product. The firm is no longer in business, and a remedy is no longer available.

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