FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2003
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Ultrex Thermal/Double Wall Frying Pans
Manufacturer: Innova Inc., of Davenport, Iowa
Distributor: HSN LP (previously referred to as the Home Shopping Network), of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Hazard: The non-stick part of the pan can separate forcefully and be propelled when the pan is preheated, used on high heat, or used for frying, deep-frying or braising. This can pose a serious burn hazard from hot oil or food contents spilling onto consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Innova and HSN LP have received 31 reports of these fry pans separating, including seven consumers who received burns from hot oil and eight reports of property damage.
Sold By: HSN LP, exclusively, from January 2002 through September 2002 for between $7 and $16 (individually) and for between $100 and $300 (in sets).
Manufactured In: China.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these fry pans immediately. HSN and Innova have contacted consumers instructing them to return the pans to Innova, in exchange for replacement cookware, an HSN credit, or a refund.
Consumer Contact: Consumers with any questions should call Innova on (877) 368-3405 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or log on to www.hsn.com for more information.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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