Ganz Recalls Dancing Teapots Due to Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Name of product: Dancing Teapots
Units: About 2,100 in the United States and 170 in Canada
Importer: Ganz U.S.A. LLC, of Cheektowaga, N.Y.
Hazard: The teapot's handle can get extremely hot when there is hot water in the teapot, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported 
Description:  This recall involves Ganz ceramic teapots that are tilted to appear as if they are dancing. Only 32-ounce teapots that measure about 10 inches tall and 8 inches wide are included in this recall. Recalled teapots have SKU number "ER19252" and UPC "661371626062" printed on a sticker on the bottom of the teapot. They were sold in the following colors: blue, yellow, green, orange, pink and black.
Sold at: Tea and coffee specialty stores, gift stores, drug stores, kitchen supply stores, hospital gift shops and other retailers nationwide from December 2011 through January 2012 for about $30.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy:  Consumers should stop using the recalled teapots immediately and contact Ganz for instructions on returning the teapot for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ganz at (800) 724-5902 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET on Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.ganz.com.

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1527.

Photos of this product are available at www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml12/12110.html.

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

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 724-5902
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

 


 

 

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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