CPSC, Pampered Chef Recalls Ice Cream Scoops for Injury Risks; 6 Injured

12/28/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Addison, IL — About 20,000 ice cream dippers by The Pampered Chef are being voluntarily recalled by The Pampered Chef and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) for impact injury risks the product poses to consumers. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on December 20, 2011.

The recall was issued after discovering that when the liquid-filled ice cream scoop is exposed to warm water, the cap and seal at the end of the scoop can separate with force and fly off. This poses an impact injury hazard to consumers.

The Pampered Chef has received six reports of personal injuries as a result of the defective product. The injuries included lacerations, bruises and redness caused by caps coming off the base of the handle.

“The dippers are metallic gray aluminum with a plastic dome-shaped cap on the base of the handle. ‘Pampered Chef’ is imprinted in the cap. The ice cream dippers measure around seven inches in length. A non-toxic liquid is sealed inside the handle of the product which conducts the heat of your hand to more easily scoop hard ice cream,” the CPSC reported.

Consumers are advised to contact The Pampered Chef for instructions on how to obtain a replacement or refund of the product.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact The Pampered Chef toll-free at (877) 917-2433 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT on Saturday or visit the firm’s website at http://www.pamperedchef.com/recall/cust info collection.jsp. Consumers can also e-mail The Pampered Chef at [email protected]

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