November 30, 2006
HSN LP Recalls Ultrex-Brand Pressure Cookers Due to Burn Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Ultrex-brand Pressure Cookers
Units: About 1,450
Importer: Innova Inc., of Davenport, Iowa.
Retailer: HSN LP (previously referred to as the Home Shopping Network), of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Hazard: The pressure cooker's lid can open while its contents are under pressure, allowing the hot contents to be expelled and causing burn injuries to bystanders.
Incidents/Injuries: HSN has received two reports of injuries which involve second and third degree burns to the upper arm and an unspecified burn injury.
Description: The recalled product is the Ultrex-brand 8-quart pressure cooker set, model number 11453. The set includes a pressure cooker and optional steamer basket. The model number is stamped on the bottom of the pot.
Sold by: HSN's television network, Web site, through its toll-free number and an employee store in St. Petersburg, Fla., from June 2003 through October 2004 for about $90.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these products immediately. HSN will provide a refund of the purchase price.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should contact HSN at (877) 710-1527 anytime or visit their Web site at www.hsn.com
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