iDevice Meat Thermometer Recall Over Ingestion Risk
More than 49,000 cooking thermometer probes have been recalled, due to the risk that a plastic insulator inside of the steel probe may break and fall in to food during use, posing a potential ingestion and choking hazards.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced an iDevices thermometer recall on September 3, following at least 11 consumer reports of problems.
The recalled meat thermometers consist of a curved stainless steel rod attached to a mini connector by a steel braided cable. The steel probe contains a plastic insulator located in side of it which is not heat resistant. Due to the insulator not being heat resistant, the plastic housing may melt and break off into the food being prepared.
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The thermometer recall includes all of the Pro Ambient Temperature Probes and the Pro Meat Probes manufactured from May 2014 through June 2014.
The probes were sold separately as an accessory for the iGrill, iGrill2, iGrillmini grilling thermometers and the Kitchen Thermometer and Kitchen Thermometer mini cooking thermometers. The meat probe was also sold as a component of the iGrill2 set. The Pro Ambient Temperature probes measure about 6 inches long and have a metal grate clip attached on the end and the Pro Meat Probes measure about 7 inches long and contain the same grate clip attachment.
The iDevices name and logo appear on the front of the packaging along with either “iGrill Pro Meat Probe”, “iGrill Pro Ambient Temperature Probe”, “Kitchen Thermometer Pro Meat Probe”, or the “Kitchen Thermometer Pro Ambient Probe” model name. The recalled probes also bear one of the following UPC numbers printed on the bottom of the packaging; 852931005148, 852931005193, 852931005162, or 852931005216.
The thermometers were manufactured in China under iDevices LLC, of Avon, Connecticut where they were sold at Ace Barnes Hardware, Alabama Gaslight and Grill, AT Guys, Bass Pro Shops, BBQ Outfitters, Brookstone, Cabela’s, Calvert Retail, Chef JJs Backyard, Coastal Cupboard, Combined Pool & Spa, Goodwood Hardware & Outdoors, Gourmet Chef, Great News Cookware & Cooking School, Hartville Hardware, Helping U BBQ, Hopps Sound and Electric, Kansas City BBQ, Kitchen Window, Orchard Supply Hardware, Palmetto Propane, Shoppers Choice and online at Amazon.com, Firecraft.com, Gilt.com, HWBBQSupply.com, iDevicesinc.com, iGet.it, Outdoorcooking.com, SharperImage.com, SomeiCoolThings.com, SpaPartsDepot.com and TouchofModern.com from May 2014 to June 2014 for about $25 separately and around $100 as a set with the iGrill2.
Customers with the recalled thermometers should stop using them immediately and contact iDevices LLC at 888-313-7019 or visit them online at www.iDevices.com and navigate to the “Pro Probe Recall” tab for information on how to receive a free replacement thermometer.
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