The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and The Pampered Chef on Tuesday announced a voluntary recall of 20,000 ice cream dippers after several people were injured using them.
Tuesday's announcement said the Addison, Ill., company has received six reports of injuries, including cuts, bruises and redness. Kitchen damage was also reported.
When the liquid-filled ice cream scoop is exposed to warm water, the cap and seal at the end of the scoop handle can fly off with substantial force, posing an injury hazard to those nearby, the recall announcement said.
They were sold by Pampered Chef consultants and online at www.pamperedchef.com from July 2010 through September 2010 for about $15.
Those who have the dippers are urged not to use them and to contact the company for instructions on obtaining a replacement or refund. The toll-free number is 877-917-2433, and the recall is on the website at http://www.pamperedchef.com/recall/cust_info_collection.jsp. Consumers can also e-mail The Pampered Chef at email@example.com or contact their consultant.