Recall: Fiesta Masquerade and Home Olympic Flatware
On 2009-10-22, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Fiesta Masquerade and Home Olympic Flatware due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2008 for about $30 to $70.
About 10,000 units are involved in this Cambridge Silversmiths flatware recall. Instance(s) of 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 Dishes, Drinkware & Flatware category in 2009.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 1 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 890-3366
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What is the problem?
The plastic decorative inserts on the flatware's handles can detach during dishwashing, posing a choking hazard to children.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Fiesta Masquerade and the Home Olympic 20- piece flatware sets. The Fiesta Masquerade flatware set is silver-colored and the handles have plastic decorative inserts in red, orange, yellow, green and three different shades of blue. The Home Olympic flatware sets are charcoal and the handles have decorative black inserts.
These items were sold new+ at Fiesta Masquerade at JC Penney, Federated Department Stores, Bealls and Homer Laughlin from November 2008 through May 2009 for about $70 per 20-piece set; Home Olympic at Target from August 2008 through August 2009 for about $30 per 20-piece set.
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 stop using the recalled flatware sets immediately and contact the company to return the product and obtain a free replacement.
For additional information, contact Cambridge Silversmiths at (800) 890-3366 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the company's Web site at www.cambridgesilversmiths.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The company has received 28 reports of a plastic insert detaching from the flatware. One incident of injury reported, no specifics provided.
+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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