About 1.7 million cookware products have been recalled, after more than 1,100 reports were received of the pots and pans deforming when exposed to heat, posing a potential burn hazard for consumers and a risk of damage to nearby property.
A Royal Prestige 9-Ply Thermal Wall Cookware recall was announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on January 17, after at least 1,136 consumers reported problems where the cookware collapsed, crimped, or deformed when exposed to heat, causing at least one consumer to be spattered with hot oil when the pan collapsed inward.
The recall includes stainless steel 9-ply “Thermal Wall” pans sold under the “Royal Prestige” brand name. The following recalled cookware were sold individually and in sets; 1.5 qt saucepan, 2 qt. saucepan, 3 qt. Dutch oven, 4 qt. Dutch oven, 6 qt. Dutch oven, 8 qt. Dutch oven, 8″ skillet, 10.5″ skillet, 10″ paella pan, and 14″ paella pan. The recalled pots and pans have a seal displaying “Thermal Wall” and “9-Ply” imprinted on the bottom of the pan.
The recalled cookware products were manufactured by Meyer Europe, SRL, of Verdellino, Italy and imported by Hy Cite Enterprise LLC, of Madison, Wisconsin. Independent distributors of HY Cite Enterprise sold these products through door-to-door sales for between $250-$800 for individual products and from $800 to $3,500 for sets.
The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the cookware products immediately and contact Hy Cite at (800) 609-9577 for instructions for sending the cookware to the firm to repair. Hy Cite has announced that any damaged pots and pans will be replaced, for more information consumers may visit the Hy Cite Enterprise website at www.royalprestige.com or www.hycite.com and navigate to the “Recall Information” link.