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Le Creuset recalls glass lids due to laceration hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Le Creuset glass lids

Units: About 1,800

Importer: Le Creuset of America Inc., of Early Branch, S.C.

Hazard: The glass lids can crack or break during use, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Le Creuset has received five reports of lids breaking in use. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Le Creuset glass lids sold after October 2010. The clear glass lids measure between about 9 inches and about 12 inches and have "Le Creuset" stamped on the metal handles. The affected models include: 24 centimeter glass lid, 28 centimeter glass lid, and 30 centimeter glass lid (including 30 centimeter glass lids sold as part of the Le Creuset Forged Hard-Anodized 30cm Shallow Casserole with Lid set.).

Sold at: Le Creuset and other retailers nationwide from October 2010 through January 2011 for $20 for individual glass lids and $160 when part of a casserole set.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these lids immediately and return them to Le Creuset for a full refund of the purchase price.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the Le Creuset toll-free at (866) 747-0186 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email Le Creuset at lidsvoluntaryrecall@lecreuset.com or visit the company's website at www.lecreuset.com/en-us/

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11142.html

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