Recall: Nut chopper
On 2015-07-15, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Nut chopper due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2013 for about $10 to $13.
About 30,000 units are involved in this Avon Products Inc. nut chopper recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 1st recall of products in the Blenders, Mixers & Juicers category in 2015.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 217-5076
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What is the problem?
The tines of the grinding mechanism can break and these fragments can fall into the food being chopped, posing a risk of injury to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves a nut chopper sold by Avon. The recalled nut chopper is 7 1/2 inches tall and has clear plastic upper and lower chambers connected by an orange plastic grinding mechanism. The grinding mechanism has metal tines and a metal crank arm with an orange plastic grip handle. The lower chamber has a removable orange base and markings that show it holds about 1 1/4 cup of materials. The upper chamber has orange plastic lid. The product identification number found on the outside of the Nut Chopper individual, corrugated box packaging was F3730731 and the brochure number was 978-044.
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/2015/54198r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Independent Avon sales representatives nationwide and online at Avon.com from June 2013 through December 2013 for between about $10 and $13.
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 nut chopper and return it to Avon for a refund.
Avon Products toll-free at (877) 217-5076 (English) or (877) 217-5077 (Espanol) from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.avon.com and click on Product Recall at the bottom of the page.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Avon received seven reports of the chopper bending or breaking, including two instances in which the tine fragments were found in the food prepared by the consumer but not swallowed. There have been no reports of injury.
+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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