|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 16, 2009
Release # 09-343
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 887 8332
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: Trudeau Garlic Duo Slicers
Units: About 22,000
Manufacturer: Trudeau Corporation, of Canada
Hazard: The garlic duo's slicer blades can break during use, posing a laceration hazard to users.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of the product's slicer blades breaking. No injuries were reported.
Description: This product is a combination garlic press and slicer. Recalled model numbers 998009, 998010 or 998010CB were printed on the product's packing card, hang tag, or UPC label, but not on the product. The units have "Trudeau" embossed on the handle.
Sold at: Department and retail stores nationwide for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled Garlic Duo immediately and contact Trudeau for directions on how to return the recalled product and receive a free replacement garlic press and a complimentary set of 3 flipper measuring spoons.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Trudeau toll-free at (888) 887 8332 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday to Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.trudeaucorp.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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