Pampered Chef is recalling approximately 20,000 Ice Cream Dippers following injury reports, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
The recalled ice cream scoops were manufactured in the United States by The Zeroll Company of Fort Pierce, Florida; distributed by The Pampered Chef of Addison, Illinois; and sold by Pampered Chef consultants and online at www.pamperedchef.com from July 2010 through September 2010 for about $15.
When the liquid-filled The Pampered Chef Ice Cream Dipper 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. To date, The Pampered Chef has received 16 reports of incidents and injuries, including damage to kitchen items and six reports of personal injuries that involved lacerations, bruises, and redness caused by caps coming off the base of the handle.
The Pampered Chef Ice Cream Dipper is metallic gray aluminum with a plastic dome-shaped cap on the base of the handle. The words “Pampered Chef” are imprinted in the cap. The Pampered Chef Ice Cream Dipper measures approximately seven inches in length. A non-toxic liquid is sealed within the handle of the dipper, which conducts the heat of the user’s hand so that hard ice cream can be more easily scooped.
The firm advises consumers to immediately stop using the recalled The Pampered Chef Ice Cream Dipper and contact The Pampered Chef for instructions on obtaining a replacement or refund. Consumers can also contact their Pampered Chef consultant for replacement and refund information. The Pampered Chef can be reached, toll-free, at 1.877.917.2433 between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., Central Time (CT), Monday through Friday; between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., CT, on Saturday; at the firm’s website at http://www.pamperedchef.com/recall/cust info collection.jsp; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.