Canning Jar Lifters Recalled Due to Laceration Risks

About 26,000 jar lifters imported by Progressive International Canning have been recalled, due to problems where the tongs may fail to grip and allow the jar to fall, posing a potential risk property damage and creating a laceration hazard. 

A Canning Jar Lifters recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on February 6, after it was discovered that the stainless steel core in the hinge was missing in the hinge, potentially causing the tongs to fail and allow the jars to fall.

The recall includes the One Handed Jar Lifter designed to lift jars out of boiling water. The product was manufactured in China and imported by Progressive International Corporation, of Kent, Washington and 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 from February 2012 to October 2012 for about $10

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The jar lifter tongs were sold in red and are made of plastic and metal with a nylon coating.

No injuries or property damage was reported in connection with the Progressive jar lifter recall, which affects roughly 22,700 in the United States and 3,800 in Canada.

The CPSC recommends that consumers with recalled products stop using the lifters and call Progressive International Corp. at (800) 426-7101 for a free replacement.


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