|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 2006
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 568-1533
Lifetime Brands Inc. Recalls Farberware® Fruit Slicer and Corer Due to Laceration Hazard
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: Farberware® Classic Series Fruit Slicer and Corer
Units: About 207,000
Manufacturer: Lifetime Brands Inc., of Westbury, N.Y.
Hazard: The metal blade can separate from the plastic handle during use, resulting in cuts to consumer's hands and fingers.
Incidents/Injuries: Lifetime Brands has received 34 reports of the blade separating from the handle, including nine reports of cuts to consumers' hands and fingers.
Description: The recalled product is the Farberware® Classic Series Fruit Slicer and Corer with model number 78350. The model number is written on the packaging. The fruit slicer/corer is an eight-section round metal blade encircled in hard black plastic with two handles. "FARBERWARE" is printed on the top of the handle.
Sold at: Grocery, hardware, discount and other retail stores nationwide from January1999 through October 2006 for about $4.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these fruit slicer/corers immediately and return them to Lifetime Brands Inc. for a refund.
Customer Contact: For additional information, contact Lifetime Brands Inc. at toll-free (888) 568-1533 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or write an email to email@example.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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