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Children's Cooking Sets with Glass Lids Recalled for Laceration Hazard

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Recall Date:
August 10, 2006

Recall Details

August 10, 2006
Release #06-226
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 666-2539


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.


Name of Product: ALEX® Super Cooking Sets

Units: About 4,200

Manufacturer: Panline USA Inc., doing business as ALEX, of Northvale, N.J.

Hazard: The glass pot lids can break, posing a laceration hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: ALEX has received a report of a 2 ? -year-old girl who cut her foot from the broken glass from one of the lids. The cut required stitches.

Description and Models: This recall involves children's Super Cooking Sets, a 12-piece stainless steel set with miniature pots that have clear glass lids. Each set comes with a pasta pot with glass lid, stockpot with glass lid, frying pan, two potholders and utensils. The cooking sets were sold in a white box with a clear plastic window. "ALEX" and "Super Cooking Set" are printed on the box. A red sticker labeled "unbreakable glass" is affixed to the pot lids. Cooking sets manufactured after April 1, 2006 have stainless steel lids and are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Discount department and specialty toy stores nationwide from September 2005 through April 2006 for about $20.

Manufactured In: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the glass lids away from children immediately and contact ALEX to receive a free replacement lid set.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call ALEX at (800) 666-2539 from 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or email the firm at


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