1.7 Million Pots and Pans Recalled Due to Burn and Fire Hazard

1.7 Million Pots and Pans Recalled Due to Burn and Fire Hazard

January 17, 2013 Updated Jan 17, 2013 at 5:36 PM EDT

(CPSC news release) The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday announced a voluntary recall of approximately 1.7 million unites of Royal Prestige 9-Ply Thermal Wall Cookware due to a potential burn and fire hazard.

According to a news release issued Thursday:

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Hazard: The cookware can collapse, crimp or severely deform when exposed to heat, posing a burn and fire hazard to the consumer and nearby property.

Incidents/Injuries: The company is aware of 1,136 reports of cookware collapsing, crimping or deforming, including one report of consumers getting spattered with hot oil when the pan collapsed inward while cooking.

Description: This recall involves stainless steel 9-ply "Thermal Wall" pans sold under the "Royal Prestige" brand name. The products were sold individually and in sets. The following cookware is included in this recall:

    1.5 qt. saucepan
    2 qt. saucepan
    3 qt. Dutch oven
    4 qt. Dutch oven
    6 qt. Dutch oven
    8 qt. Dutch oven
    8" skillet
    10.5" skillet
    10" paella pan
    14" paella pan

Recalled pots and pans have a seal including "Thermal Wall" and "9-Ply" imprinted on the bottom of the pot or pan.

Sold at: Independent distributors of Hy Cite Enterprises sold this product through door-to-door sales for between $250 to $800 for individual products and from $800 and $3,500 for sets.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the cookware immediately and contact Hy Cite for instructions for sending the cookware to the firm for repair. Damaged pots and pans will be replaced.



Read the entire CPSC news release HERE.

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