|January 21, 2010
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: Pedrini® Pro Chop™ Professional Multipurpose Choppers
Units: About 6,000
Importer: Lifetime Brands Inc., of Garden City, N.Y.
Hazard: Pieces of the chopper's metal blades can break off during use and fall into food being prepared in the chopper, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Lifetime Brands has received three reports of blades breaking off during use, including one report of minor cuts to a consumer's mouth when a small piece of blade became lodged in food that had been sliced by the chopper.
Description: The recalled product is the Pedrini® Pro Chop™ Professional Multipurpose Chopper with model number 5061050 and UPC 024131114849. The product is a multipurpose chopper and corer for fruits and vegetables. The model number and UPC are located on the chopper's packaging.
Sold at: Sam's Club locations nationwide from October 2009 through December 2009 for about $25.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the Pedrini® Pro Chop™ Professional Multipurpose Choppers and return it to any Sam's Club for a full refund. Sam's Club is directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled choppers.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lifetime Brands Inc. at (800) 471-3986 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site www.lifetimebrands.com, or email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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