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Recall: Canning Jar Lifter


On 2013-02-06, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Canning Jar Lifter due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2012 for about $10.

About 20,000 units are involved in this Progressive jar lifter recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Cutlery, Utensils & Gadgets category in 2013.

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Canning Jar Lifter
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (800) 426-7101

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What is the problem?

The jar lifter handle can detach over time due to a missing stainless steel core in the hinge. This can cause the tongs to fail to grip and allow a jar being lifted to fall, posing a laceration hazard to the user.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recall involves the One Handed Jar Lifter. The jar lifter is a pair of tongs designed for lifting canning jars out of boiling water. The lifter is red with white handles. It is made of plastic and metal with a nylon coating.

This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's announcement can be found at

These items were sold new+ at AC Sales Co., Ace Hardware, Amazon, Americas Gardening Resources, Bi-Mart, Blain Supply Inc., Chef Central , Cole Hardware, DeNault's True Value Hardware, Heart of America, Home Shopping Club, InterBond Corp. of America, Kitchen Kaboodle, Kitchen Krafts Inc., Lehman Hardware & Appliance Inc., Metropolitan Markets, Marmaxx, Reading China & Glass/Calvert, Supermarket Associates, Sur La Table, Williams-Sonoma, Winners Merchants International, World Kitchen Ltd., Zulily Inc. and other retailers nationwide  from February 2012 to October 2012 for about $10.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should immediately stop using the jar lifter and contact Progressive International Corporation for a free replacement.

Progressive International Corporation Customer Service; at (800)426-7101, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday; or by e-mail at; or online at and click on "Recall Information" for additional information.


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Progressive International has received no reports of injury or property damage.

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