I’m not sharing this because I am the Tupperware Lady…(Well?)
Seriously, Ice cream scoops are a hot seller for both of our companies. The thought of getting together for a family treat and giving a child a concussion at the same time is NOT cool! If you bought one of their scoops last year read on — there was manufacturing snafu.
Ice cream dippers distributed by the Pampered Chef, of Addison, Ill. and manufactured by the Zeroll Company, of Fort Pierce, Fla.; sold by Pampered Chef consultants and online at www.pamperedchef.com from July through September 2010. The dippers are metallic gray aluminum with a plastic dome-shaped cap on the base of the handle. “Pampered Chef” is imprinted in the cap. A non-toxic liquid is sealed inside the handle of the product which conducts the heat of the consumer’s hand to more easily scoop hard ice cream. The dippers were manufactured in the United States.
WHY: 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 impact injury hazard.
INCIDENTS: The Pampered Chef has received 16 reports including damage to kitchen items and six reports of personal injuries including lacerations, bruises and redness caused by caps coming off the base of the handle.
HOW MANY: About 20,000.
FOR MORE: Contact the Pampered Chef at 877-917-2433 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 12 a.m. EST and on Saturday between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST, visit the firm’s website at http://www.pamperedchef.com/recall/cust_info_collection.jsp .