November 19, 2009
Release # 10-044
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 967-5362

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: Stainless Steel Cookware

Units: About 300

Distributor: Cost Plus Inc., of Oakland, CA

Manufacturer: Kraftwares, of Mahalaxmi, Mumbai

Hazard: The handles on the cookware can break, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None.

Description: This recall involves three stainless steel cookware sets; a 4-piece multi cooker set, a 3-piece steamer set, and a 1.5 quart egg poacher with SKU numbers 422698, 422699 and 422700. The SKU numbers can be found on the sales receipt.

Sold at: Cost Plus World Market stores nationwide in August 2009. The 4-piece multi cooker was sold for $30, the 3-piece steamer set for $15 and the 1.5QT egg poacher for $15.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cookware and return it to any Cost Plus or World Market store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cost Plus toll free at (877) 967-5362 between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. ET anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at

Picture of Recalled  4-piece multi cooker set

4-Piece Multi Cooker Set

Picture of Recalled  3-piece steamer set

3-Piece Steamer Set

Picture of Recalled  1.5 Qt. egg poacher

1.5 Qt. Egg Poacher