Williams-Sonoma Recalls Hot Chocolate Pots

<"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Defective Hot Chocolate Pots distributed by Williams-Sonoma Inc., of San Francisco, California have been recalled because the handle of the defective product can break off during use, which poses burn and laceration hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced.

About 28,000 hot chocolate pots were recalled in the United States and 700 were recalled in Canada.

The recalled product was manufactured in China and imported by ICI USA, LLC, of Seattle, Washington.

The firm has received 28 reports of handles breaking off of the pots, including eight reports of injuries involving minor burns or cuts.

This product recall involves the Whirly Whip hot chocolate pots sold individually as item number 2981454 or 4986535, and as part of the Whirly Whip hot chocolate pot gift set item number 3021714. The item number can be found on the product’s box, below the bar code. The pot is made of white porcelain and has a red handle. The lid has a red knob and a frother attached to the underside of the lid knob.

The recalled hot chocolate pots were sold at Williams-Sonoma stores nationwide, online at www.williams-sonoma.com, and through Williams-Sonoma catalogs from October 2010 through January 2011 for between $30 and $40.

The agencies are advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled hot chocolate pots and either return the product to any Williams-Sonoma store or contact Williams-Sonoma for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund. The agencies also remind consumers that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Williams-Sonoma can be reached, toll-free, at 1.855.643.4206 between 4:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., Pacific Time, seven days a week, or at the firm’s website at www.williams-sonoma.com.

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