Almost 2M Pots and Pans Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

January 18, 2013

About 1.7 million pots and pans part of the Royal Prestige 9-Ply Thermal Wall Cookware are being recalled voluntarily because the cookware can collapse, crimp or severely deform when exposed to heat, posing a burn or fire hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The company is aware of 1,136 reports of cookware collapsing, crimping or deforming, including one report of consumers getting spattered with hot oil when the pan collapsed inward while cooking.

photo: CPSC

photo: CPSC

The recall involves stainless steel 9-ply “Thermal Wall” pans sold under the “Royal Prestige” brand name imported by Hy Cite Enterprises LLC, out of Madison, Wis., and manufactured in Italy by Meyer Europe, SRL. The product line was sold by independent distributors of Hy Cite Enterprises through door-to-door sales for between $250 to $800 for individual products and from $800 and $3,500 for sets.

The products were sold individually and in sets. Consumers should stop using the cookware immediately and contact Hy Cite for instructions for sending the cookware to the firm for repair. Damaged pots and pans will be replaced. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The following cookware is included in this recall:

1.5 qt. saucepan

2 qt. saucepan

3 qt. Dutch oven

4 qt. Dutch oven

6 qt. Dutch oven

8 qt. Dutch oven

8″ skillet

10.5″ skillet

10″ paella pan

14″ paella pan

Recalled pots and pans have a seal including “Thermal Wall” and “9-Ply” imprinted on the bottom of the pot or pan.  Royal Prestige cookware

Consumers can contact Hy Cite Enterprises at (800) 609-9577 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT on Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturdays or at www.royalprestige.com or www.hycite.com and go to the Recall Information link.

 

Source: CPSC

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  • January 18, 2013 at 5:00 pm
    Claims Gal says:
    The first clue that they were a piece of crap should have been that they were sold door to door.

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