Recall: Coravin 1000 Wine Access System
On 2014-06-25, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Coravin 1000 Wine Access System due to a potential Lacerations hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2013 for about $300.
About 70,000 units are involved in this Coravin, Inc. wine access system recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Water/Drink Coolers & Dispensers category in 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 200,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (844) 267-2846
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What is the problem?
The system can cause wine bottles to break during pressurization, posing a risk of lacerations.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves all Coravin(TM) 1000 Wine Access Systems. The system uses a hollow needle to penetrate a wine bottle cork and allow wine to be dispensed without removing the cork. The system is about nine inches tall and has a silver-colored, metallic tubular body with a detachable black plastic capsule cup attached to the bottom and trigger on the top. A black metal handle is attached at the top of the tube and a black metal, moveable bottle clamp is attached to the front side of the tube. A long, metallic needle protrudes from the underside of the handle. The Coravin name and logo appear on the front side of the tube. The system comes with a silver-colored storage base and two argon gas capsules.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/40215r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Coravin.com and other online retailers and at wine shops from July 2013 to June 2014 for about $300.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wine access system and contact Coravin for a free repair kit that includes a neoprene wine bottle sleeve to contain broken glass when a bottle breaks and updated instructions and warnings. The wine access system should not be used on wine bottles with damages or flaws.
Coravin toll-free at (844) 267-2846 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at www.coravin.com, and click on "Important Safety Announcement - Recall to Repair" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Coravin has received 13 reports of bottles breaking, including one in which a bottle burst into four pieces and resulted in an injury involving two chipped teeth and a laceration that required stitches, four in which the bottles cracked and leaked, and eight in which bottles broke into two pieces.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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