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Feb
07
2013

Recall – Canning Jar Lifters

Recall

Progressive International Recalls Canning Jar Lifters Due to Laceration Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: February 6, 2013

Recall number: 13-116

Name of product: Canning Jar Lifter

Hazard: The jar lifter handle can detach over time due to a missing stainless steel core in the hinge. This can cause the tongs to fail to grip and allow a jar being lifted to fall, posing a laceration hazard to the user.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the jar lifter and contact Progressive International Corporation for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: Progressive International Corporation Customer Service; at (800) 426-7101, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday; or by e-mail at jarlifter@progressiveintl.com; or online at www.progressiveintl.com and click on “Recall Information” for additional information.

Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Progressive-International-Recalls-Canning-Jar-Lifters/

In conjunction with: Health Canada

Units: About 22,700 in the U.S. and 3,800 in Canada

Description: The recall involves the One Handed Jar Lifter. The jar lifter is a pair of tongs designed for lifting canning jars out of boiling water. The lifter is red with white handles. It is made of plastic and metal with a nylon coating.

Incidents/Injuries: Progressive International has received no reports of injury or property damage.

Sold at: AC Sales Co., Ace Hardware, Amazon, Americas Gardening Resources, Bi-Mart, Blain Supply Inc., Chef Central , Cole Hardware, DeNault’s True Value Hardware, Heart of America, Home Shopping Club, InterBond Corp. of America, Kitchen Kaboodle, Kitchen Krafts Inc., Lehman Hardware & Appliance Inc., Metropolitan Markets, Marmaxx, Reading China & Glass/Calvert, Supermarket Associates, Sur La Table, Williams-Sonoma, Winners Merchants International, World Kitchen Ltd., Zulily Inc. and other retailers nationwide from February 2012 to October 2012 for about $10.

Importer: Progressive International Corporation, of Kent, Wash.

Manufactured in: China

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