Calphalon Pizza Wheel Recall Issued After Reports of Finger Lacerations
More than 335,000 pizza wheel cutters have been recalled after the manufacturer received almost a dozen reports of the handle detaching from the wheel, including a number of incidents where consumers suffered lacerations to their fingers or hand.
The Calphalon pizza wheel cutters recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on September 29, following at least 11 reports indicating the handle of the pizza cutter detached during use, including six reports of injuries. To date, each of the injury reports involved finger lacerations, including one user requiring stitches and another receiving medical attention to close the wound.
The recall includes Calphalon brand name pizza cutters, which consist of a circular metal blade measuring 3 ½ inches in diameter that is connected to a gray hand guard and black handle. The brand name Calphalon is embossed on the top of the black handle. The models included in the recall are the GT112, 1793521, and 1793521, which can be located by viewing the barcode on the packaging.
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The recalled pizza wheels were manufactured in China under Calphalon Corporation of Atlanta, Georgia where they were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, J.C. Penny, Kohl’s, Target, Walmart and other major retailers in stores and online at amazon.com, bedbathandbeyond.com, sears.com, target.com and various other online retailers from January 2006 through August 2015 for about $15.
According to the CPSC, an estimated 328,000 units were sold throughout the U.S. and another 8,300 were distributed for sale in Canada.
Customers are being asked to stop using the pizza wheels immediately and contact Calphalon at 800-809-7267 or visit them online at www.calphalon.com and navigate to the “Calphalon Pizza Wheel Information” tab for information on how to receive a full refund.
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