Twist’n Sparkle Home Beverage Carbonation Systems have been recalled over exploding plastic bottles, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.
About 162,700 Twist’n Sparkle Home Beverage Carbonation Systems have been recalled because the plastic bottles can explode under pressure, expelling plastic parts, and resulting in an injury hazard to anyone nearby. To date, the firm is aware of nine incidents involving exploding plastic bottles, including three in which consumers received cuts to various parts of their upper bodies.
The recalled Twist’n Sparkle Home Beverage Carbonation Systems were manufactured in Austria and Hungary; imported by iSi North America Inc, of Fairfield New Jersey; and sold at Williams-Sonoma, QVC, and other national retailers and websites from June 2010 to March 2012. The Twist’n Sparkle Home Beverage Carbonation Systems sold for approximately $50 for the Starter Set and $30 for the Bottle Set.
The recalled products are plastic bottles used as a part of the iSi Twist’n Sparkle Beverage Carbonation System. The recalled bottles were sold in the Starter Set with model number 1005 and with one reusable bottle; the recalled Bottle Set involves model number 1006 and came with two reusable bottles. The model numbers are printed on the bottom of the box and the recalled plastic bottles are available in one size and two colors of caps/bottoms: White or gray.
The firm advises consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Twist’n Sparkle Home Beverage Carbonation Systems and either contact iSi or the place of purchase for instructions on how to return the recalled product for a refund or store credit. For products purchased online, contact the online retailers for instructions on how to ship the returns and receive a refund or credit. The firm reminds consumers that the U.S. Postal Service does not accept CO2 gas chargers for shipment by mail. iSi can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.645.3595, anytime, or at its web site at www.twistnsparkle.com.