Safety Alert

Ganz Recalls Dancing Teapots Due to Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: Dancing Teapots

Units: About 2,100 in the United States and 170 in Canada

Importer: Ganz U.S.A. LLC, of Cheektowaga, N.Y.

Hazard: The teapot's handle can get extremely hot when there is hot water in the teapot, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves Ganz ceramic teapots that are tilted to appear as if they are dancing. Only 32-ounce teapots that measure about 10 inches tall and 8 inches wide are included in this recall. Recalled teapots have SKU number "ER19252" and UPC "661371626062" printed on a sticker on the bottom of the teapot. They were sold in the following colors: blue, yellow, green, orange, pink and black.

Sold at: Tea and coffee specialty stores, gift stores, drug stores, kitchen supply stores, hospital gift shops and other retailers nationwide from December 2011 through January 2012 for about $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled teapots immediately and contact Ganz for instructions on returning the teapot for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ganz at (800) 724-5902 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET on Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.ganz.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1527

 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

Bryant D. Stevens

State Fire Administrator

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