FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 24, 2003

Alert #03-545

 

PRODUCT: Food Chopper - QVC, Inc. of West Chester, Pa. is voluntarily recalling about 7,300 Little Red Chef Food Choppers. The food chopper is a red plastic, hand-held food slicer and dicer, that contains six roller blades at the front and a single slicing blade on the top. It measures approximately 6.5 inches in length, 2.5 inches in width and 2.0 inches in height at its highest point. The food chopper is stamped on the inside of the handle, "Made in W. Germany" and "Famos Gerate", with a four-pointed star. A flexible white plastic cutting mat that has "Little Red Chef" printed in the upper left-hand corner accompanies the food chopper. QVC, Inc. sold the food chopper nationwide from February 2002 through July 2002 for about $15.

PROBLEM: Consumers can cut their fingers and hands while using the product.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: QVC, Inc. is aware of one incident in which a consumer reported that she had received a laceration from the top blade while using the product.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the Little Red Chef Food Chopper immediately. QVC, Inc. is sending all owners, free of charge, a blade guard that will make the food chopper safer to use. For more information, contact QVC, Inc.'s Customer Service Department at (800) 455-2259 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.qvc.com.

picture of recalled food chopper