Fruit & Vegetable Choppers Sold at Sam’s Club Recalled

Lifetime Brands has recalled fruit and vegetable choppers because of a <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">laceration hazard. Pedrini Pro Chop Professional Multipurpose Choppers were sold at Sam’s Club locations nationwide from October 2009 through December 2009 for about $25.

According to the recall notice, pieces of the chopper’s metal blades can break off during use and fall into food being prepared in the chopper, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. Lifetime Brands has received three reports of blades breaking off during use, including one report of minor cuts to a consumer’s mouth when a small piece of blade became lodged in food that had been sliced by the chopper.

The product is a multipurpose chopper and corer for fruits and vegetables. The Pedrini Pro Chop Professional Multipurpose Choppers affected by this recall bear the model number 5061050 and UPC 024131114849. The model number and UPC are located on the chopper’s packaging.

Consumers should immediately stop using the Pedrini Pro Chop Professional Multipurpose Choppers and return it to any Sam’s Club for a full refund. Sam’s Club is directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled choppers. 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 firm’s Web site www.lifetimebrands.com, or email the firm at foodchopper@lifetimebrands.com.

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