The Pampered Chef Recalls Garlic Slicers Due to Laceration Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–March 7, 2013.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: March 07, 2013 – Recall number: 13-132

  • Pampered Chef Recalled Garlic Slicer

    Pampered Chef Recalled Garlic Slicer

Recall Summary

Name of product: Garlic Slicers

Hazard: A blade on the garlic slicer can unexpectedly dislodge during use, posing a laceration hazard to the consumer.

Consumer Contact: The Pampered Chef at [email protected] or tollfree  at (877) 917-2433 anytime. To speak with an operator, consumers can call between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Saturday. Consumers can also visit the company’s website at www.pamperedchef.com and click on the “Product Alert” tab for more information.

Recall Details

Units – About 286,000

Description – This recall involves The Pampered Chef garlic slicers sold individually and with a garlic peeler. The garlic slicers were sold under product numbers 1113 (individual) and 2578 (set). The two-piece white plastic, tube shaped slicer measures 2 ¼ inches by 3 ½ inches and has two blades on the end. “The Pampered Chef” is engraved on the top cover.

Incidents/Injuries – The Pampered Chef has received 23 reports of blades detaching during use including one report of a consumer who cut her finger.

Remedy – Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled garlic slicers and contact The Pampered Chef for a replacement product.

Sold at – The Pampered Chef independent consultants nationwide and online at www.pamperedchef.com from January 2009 through July 2011 for about $14 for the individual garlic slicer and $20 for the set.

Distributor – The Pampered Chef, of Addison, Ill.

Importer  – Leifheit International USA, Inc. of Melville, New York

Manufactured in – China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
 
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a significant decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

Source: cpsc.gov