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Le Creuset Recalls Glass Lids Due to Laceration Hazard

  • Le Creuset Glass Lid
Hazard:
"The glass lids can crack or break during use, posing a laceration hazard to consumers."
Recall Date:
February 23, 2011
Units:
"About 1,800"

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2011
Release #11-142
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 lidsvoluntaryrecall@lecreuset.com or visit the company's website at www.lecreuset.com/en-us/

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Le Creuset Glass Lid

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