Recent product recalls

By Robin Melen on December 21, 2011 12:01:00 am

6a00e54f7dcd4688330162fdc2670b970d-2ICE CREAM DIPPERS About 20,000 ice cream dippers sold by Pampered Chef consultants and online at from July 2010 through September 2010 for about $15. When the liquid-filled ice cream scoop is exposed to warm water, the cap and seal at the end of the scoop handle can fly off with substantial force, posing an impact injury hazard to nearby consumers. The Pampered Chef has received 16 reports including damage to kitchen items and six reports of personal injuries including lacerations, bruises and redness caused by caps coming off the base of the handle.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact The Pampered Chef at 877-917-2433 for instructions on obtaining a replacement or refund. Consumers can also contact their Pampered Chef consultant for replacement and refund information.

TOASTERS About 14,000 Hamilton Beach classic chrome 2-slice toasters sold at mass merchandisers and department, grocery and home center stores nationwide from August 2011 through November 2011 for between $19 and $34. Also, some of these toasters were sent to consumers as replacements for model 22600 toasters recalled in June 2011. When the toasters are first plugged into the outlets, the heating element can be energized although the toaster lifter is in the up or off position, which can pose a fire hazard if the toaster is near flammable items. Hamilton Beach has received 5 reports of toasters being energized when first plugged into an outlet. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact the firm at 800-576-6600 anytime, or visit the firm's website at to receive instructions on how to obtain a free replacement toaster.

 HANDHELD MASSAGERS  About 25,500 handheld massage pets sold exclusively at BJ's Wholesale Clubs from September 2011 through December 2011 for about $8. The massager's batteries can leak, posing a burn hazard or skin irritation to consumers. The firm has received reports from five stores of the batteries in massagers leaking. No injuries have been reported.
IF YOU OWN ONE Return them to any BJ's Wholesale Club for a full refund. The firm is directly contacting consumers who purchased this product. The firm advises consumers not to touch the batteries or open the battery compartment. Call 866-290-6191.

SCHWINN ELLIPTICAL EXERCISE EQUIPMENT About 10,000 elliptical exercise trainers sold at,, Dick's Sporting Goods, AAFES, specialty fitness retailers and specialty sporting goods stores nationwide between July 2008 and May 2011 for about $1,000. The foot plates can detach from the machine during use, posing a fall hazard. Nautilus has received nine reports of foot plates detaching or breaking during use. One incident resulted in a consumer striking his knee.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact Nautilus at 800-259-9019 for a free repair kit that includes an extended warranty.

For the latest information on all recalls, go to There you'll find recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, among others.

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Robin Melen

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