February 8, 2007
HSN LP Recalls Bella Cucina "Zip 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: Bella Cucina Brand "Zip Cooker" Low Pressure Cooker
Units: About 8,300
Importer: Kirby & Allen, of North Brunswick, N.J.
Retailer: HSN LP (previously referred to as the Home Shopping Network), of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Hazard: Hot food under pressure can be expelled from the cooker causing burn injuries.
Incidents/Injuries: HSN has received seven reports of incidents resulting in eight injuries involving first, second and third degree burns.
Description: The recalled product is a Bella Cucina "Zip Cooker," model number 03908. The name and model number are on the bottom of the pot.
Sold at: HSN's television network, Web site and toll-free number from February 2003 through March 2004, and at HSN employee and retail outlets from March 2003 through June 2004 for about $70.
Manufactured in: Korea
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these products immediately. Consumers who do not receive a direct notice should contact HSN for instructions on how to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should contact HSN (800) 837-0372 anytime, or visit www.hsn.com
Note: Individual Commissioners may have statements related to this topic. Please visit www.cpsc.gov/commissioners to search for statements related to this or other topics.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related 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 injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.