Recall date: February 6, 2013
Recall number: 13-116

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Canning Jar Lifter
Hazard:
The jar lifter handle can detach over time due to a missing stainless steel core in the hinge. This can cause the tongs to fail to grip and allow a jar being lifted to fall, posing a laceration hazard to the user.
Remedy:
Replace
Consumer Contact:

Progressive International Corporation Customer Service; at (800) 426-7101, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday; or by e-mail at jarlifter@progressiveintl.com; or online at www.progressiveintl.com and click on "Recall Information" for additional information.

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

In Conjunction With:
Units:
About 22,700 in the U.S. and 3,800 in Canada
Description:

The jar lifter handle can detach. This can cause the tongs to fail to grip and allow a jar being lifted to fall, posing a laceration hazard to the user.

Description:

The recall involves the One Handed Jar Lifter. The jar lifter is a pair of tongs designed for lifting canning jars out of boiling water. The lifter is red with white handles. It is made of plastic and metal with a nylon coating.

Incidents/Injuries:

Progressive International has received no reports of injury or property damage.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the jar lifter and contact Progressive International Corporation for a free replacement.

Sold At:

AC Sales Co., Ace Hardware, Amazon, Americas Gardening Resources, Bi-Mart, Blain Supply Inc., Chef Central , Cole Hardware, DeNault's True Value Hardware, Heart of America, Home Shopping Club, InterBond Corp. of America, Kitchen Kaboodle, Kitchen Krafts Inc., Lehman Hardware & Appliance Inc., Metropolitan Markets, Marmaxx, Reading China & Glass/Calvert, Supermarket Associates, Sur La Table, Williams-Sonoma, Winners Merchants International, World Kitchen Ltd., Zulily Inc. and other retailers nationwide  from February 2012 to October 2012 for about $10.

Manufactured In:
China