Williams-Sonoma Inc., of San Francisco, Calif. and ICI USA, LLC, of Seattle, Wash. Have recalled Hot chocolate pots. This includes about 28,000 units in the United States and 700 in Canada. The handle of the hot chocolate pot can break off during use, posing burn and laceration hazards. The company has received 28 reports of handles breaking off of the pots, including eight reports of injuries involving minor burns or cuts. This recall involves the Whirly Whip hot chocolate pots sold individually as item number 2981454 or 4986535, and as part of the Whirly Whip hot chocolate pot gift set item number 3021714. The item number can be found on the product’s box, below the bar code.
The pot is made of white porcelain and has a red handle. The lid has a red knob and a frother attached to the underside of the lid knob. The pots were sold at Williams-Sonoma stores nationwide, online at www.williams-sonoma.com and through Williams-Sonoma catalogs from October 2010 through January 2011 for between $30 and $40. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled hot chocolate pots and either return the product to any Williams-Sonoma store or contact Williams-Sonoma for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund. For additional information, contact Williams-Sonoma toll-free at (855) 643-4206 or visit the company’s website at www.williams-sonoma.com. 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.
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