Recall: The Pampered Chef Garlic Slicers
On 2013-03-07, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding The Pampered Chef Garlic Slicers due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2009 for about $14 to $20.
About 300,000 units are involved in this Leifheit International garlic slicer 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 2nd recall of products in the Cutlery, Utensils & Gadgets category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 917-2433
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What is the problem?
A blade on the garlic slicer can unexpectedly dislodge during use, posing a laceration hazard to the consumer.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves The Pampered Chef garlic slicers sold individually and with a garlic peeler. The garlic slicers were sold under product numbers 1113 (individual) and 2578 (set). The two-piece white plastic, tube shaped slicer measures 2.25 inches by 3.5 inches and has two blades on the end. "The Pampered Chef" is engraved on the top cover.
These items were sold new+ at The Pampered Chef independent consultants nationwide and online at www.pamperedchef.com from January 2009 through July 2011 for about $14 for the individual garlic slicer and $20 for the 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 immediately stop using the recalled garlic slicers and contact The Pampered Chef for a replacement product.
The Pampered Chef at email@example.com or tollfree¬† at (877)917-2433 anytime. To speak with an operator, consumers can call between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Saturday. Consumers can also visit the company's website at www.pamperedchef.com and click on the "Product Alert" tab for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The Pampered Chef has received 23 reports of blades detaching during use including one report of a consumer who cut her finger.
+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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