Avon Recalls Microwave Popcorn Maker Due to Burn and Fire Hazards; New Instructions Provided
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Microwave Popcorn Makers
Hazard: When cooked too long, the popcorn can overheat in this popcorn maker and ignite, posing a fire or burn hazard to consumers.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the popcorn maker immediately and contact Avon to receive a copy of the updated instructions on how to safely use the microwave popcorn maker. The new instructions can also be obtained from independent Avon representatives and on Avon's web site under the Product Recall section.
Consumer Contact: Avon Products; (800) 367-2866 from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.avon.com and click on Product Recall at the bottom of the page for new instructions and more information.
Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Avon-Recalls-Microwave-Popcorn-Maker
Units: About 54,700
Description: This recall involves Avon's Microwave Popcorn Maker sold in the U.S. with item number 474-105 in Avon's brochures and website. The recalled plastic popcorn maker consists of a clear tub and a yellow vented lid. The tub is 6 inches high and measures 7.5 inches in diameter and has three feet at the base. "DO NOT REMOVE WITH BARE HANDS. HOLD UNIT WITH GLOVES" is molded into the plastic of the lid and "USE IN MICROWAVE OVEN ONLY" is molded into the underside of the bowl. "Made in Taiwan" is printed on an adhesive label located on the underside of the bowl.
Incidents/Injuries: Avon has received 20 reports of the popcorn makers overheating, including two incidents involving fires that resulted in damage to microwave ovens. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Through independent Avon sales representatives and online at www.avon.com from October 2012 through February 2013, for about $13.
Importer: Avon Products, Inc., of New York, N.Y.
Manufacturer: Okay Enterprise Co., Ltd., of Kunshan City, Taiwan
Manufactured in: Taiwan
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.
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission