Lifetime Brands Recalls Fruit and Vegetable Choppers Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold at Sams Club
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Pedrini® Pro Chop Professional Multipurpose Choppers
Units: About 6,000
Importer: Lifetime Brands Inc., of Garden City, N.Y.
Hazard: Pieces of the choppers metal blades can break off during use and fall into food being prepared in the chopper, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Lifetime Brands has received three reports of blades breaking off during use, including one report of minor cuts to a consumers mouth when a small piece of blade became lodged in food that had been sliced by the chopper.
Description: The recalled product is the Pedrini® Pro Chop Professional Multipurpose Chopper with model number 5061050 and UPC 024131114849. The product is a multipurpose chopper and corer for fruits and vegetables. The model number and UPC are located on the choppers packaging.
Sold at: Sams Club locations nationwide from October 2009 through December 2009 for about $25.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the Pedrini® Pro Chop Professional Multipurpose Choppers and return it to any Sams Club for a full refund. Sams Club is directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled choppers.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lifetime Brands Inc. at (800) 471-3986 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firms Web site www.lifetimebrands.com, or email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
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