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iSi North America Recalls Twist'n Sparkle Beverage Carbonation System Due to Explosion Hazard

Name of Product:
Twist'n Sparkle Home Beverage Carbonation System plastic bottles.
Hazard:

The plastic bottles can explode under pressure, expelling plastic parts, resulting in an injury hazard to anyone nearby.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
July 05, 2012
Units:
About 162,700
Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact iSi at (800) 645-3595 anytime or visit the firm's website at www.twistnsparkle.com

Recall Details

Description:

The products are plastic bottles used as a part of the iSi Twist'n Sparkle Beverage Carbonation System. The recalled bottles were sold in the Starter Set model number 1005 with one reusable bottle and the Bottle Set model number 1006 with two reusable bottles. The model numbers are printed on the bottom of the box. The recalled plastic bottles are available in one size and two colors of caps/bottoms, white or gray.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and either contact iSi or the place of purchase for instructions on returning the product for a refund or store credit. For products purchased online, contact the online retailers for instructions on how to ship the returns and receive a refund or credit. Note that the US Postal Service does not accept CO2 gas chargers for shipment by mail.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm is aware of nine incidents involving exploding plastic bottles including three in which consumers received cuts to various parts of their upper body.

Sold At

Williams-Sonoma, QVC and other national retailers and websites from June 2010 to March 2012 for approximately $50 for the Starter Set and $30 for the Bottle Set.

Manufactured In:
Austria and Hungary
Recall number:
12-217
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