|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 747-0186
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: Le Creuset glass lids
Units: About 1,800
Importer: Le Creuset of America Inc., of Early Branch, S.C.
Hazard: The glass lids can crack or break during use, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Le Creuset has received five reports of lids breaking in use. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves Le Creuset glass lids sold after October 2010. The clear glass lids measure between about 9 inches (24 cm) and about 12 inches (30 cm) and have "Le Creuset" stamped on the metal handles. The affected models include: 24cm glass lid, 28cm glass lid, and 30cm glass lid (including 30cm glass lids sold as part of the Le Creuset Forged Hard-Anodized 30cm Shallow Casserole with Lid set).
Sold at: Le Creuset and other retailers nationwide from October 2010 through January 2011 for $20 for individual glass lids and $160 when part of a casserole set.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these lids immediately and return them to Le Creuset for a full refund of the purchase price.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Le Creuset toll-free at (866) 747-0186 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email Le Creuset at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the company's website at www.lecreuset.com/en-us/
Le Creuset Glass Lid
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.