Recall date: June 25, 2014
Recall number: 14-214

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Wine Access System
Hazard:
The system can cause wine bottles to break during pressurization, posing a risk of lacerations.
Remedy:
Repair
Consumer Contact:

Coravin toll-free at (844) 267-2846 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email update@coravin.com, or online at www.coravin.com, and click on "Important Safety Announcement - Recall to Repair" for more information.

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

In Conjunction With:
Units:
About 65,000 in the U.S. and about 640 in Canada
Description:

The system can cause wine bottles to break during pressurization.

Description:

This recall involves all Coravin™ 1000 Wine Access Systems. The system uses a hollow needle to penetrate a wine bottle cork and allow wine to be dispensed without removing the cork. The system is about nine inches tall and has a silver-colored, metallic tubular body with a detachable black plastic capsule cup attached to the bottom and trigger on the top. A black metal handle is attached at the top of the tube and a black metal, moveable bottle clamp is attached to the front side of the tube. A long, metallic needle protrudes from the underside of the handle. The Coravin name and logo appear on the front side of the tube. The system comes with a silver-colored storage base and two argon gas capsules.

Incidents/Injuries:

Coravin has received 13 reports of bottles breaking, including one in which a bottle burst into four pieces and resulted in an injury involving two chipped teeth and a laceration that required stitches, four in which the bottles cracked and leaked, and eight in which bottles broke into two pieces.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wine access system and contact Coravin for a free repair kit that includes a neoprene wine bottle sleeve to contain broken glass when a bottle breaks and updated instructions and warnings. The wine access system should not be used on wine bottles with damages or flaws.

Sold At:

Coravin.com and other online retailers and at wine shops from July 2013 to June 2014 for about $300.

Importer:

Coravin Inc., of Burlington, Mass.

Manufactured In:
China