A large recall of about 159,000 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Sunbeam Products Wine Bottle Openers, sold by QVC, has been implemented. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced the product recall.
The defective sunbeam wine openers were manufactured in China; distributed by Sunbeam Products Inc., of Boca Raton, Florida; and sold by QVC, of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
The wine bottles can break when opened with the recalled opener, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. To date, Sunbeam has received 52 reports of wine bottles breaking while the opener was being used on them, including 22 reports of injuries. Injuries include lacerations to the hands.
This defective product recall involves the â€œskybarâ„¢ Air Pump Wine Openerâ€ model number NBSKWA2600. The wine bottle opener was sold as a four-piece set in gray, blue, red, or silver and black-colored with a black storage box; â€œskybarâ€ is printed on the side of the wine bottle opener. Model number NBSKWA2600 is printed on the bottom of the wine bottle opener.
The recalled wine openers were sold at QVC retail and employee stores nationwide, QVCâ€™s televised shopping programs, and online at www.qvc.com and www.skybarhome.com from November 2010 through December 2010 for between $30 and $60.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled wine bottle openers. Consumers who purchased the wine bottle openers at a QVC store should return them to any QVC store for a full refund.
Consumers who purchased the wine bottle openers through QVCâ€™s televised shopping programs or at www.qvc.com were mailed instructions for obtaining a refund. Purchasers who have not received the mailed instructions should contact QVC. If the wine openers were not purchased through QVC, contact Sunbeam for instructions to obtain a full refund.
QVC can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.367.9444 between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. Eastern Time, daily, or at the firmâ€™s website at www.qvc.com.
Consumers can also contact Sunbeam, toll-free, at 1.888.759.2279 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at the Sunbeam website at www.skybarhome.com