Williams-Sonoma Hot Chocolate Pot Recall Issued Due to Handles Breaking

Approximately 28,000 hot chocolate posts sold by Williams-Sonoma have been recalled, due to reports that the handle may break off the pot, posing a risk of burns or other injuries.

The Williams-Sonoma Hot Chocolate Pot recall was announced Wednesday by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada after at least 28 reports were received by the manufacturer where the handle broke off. This has resulted in at least 8 reports of a personal injury, including minor burns and cuts from the handle.

The pots were sold at Williams-Sonoma stores throughout the United States, as well as through the store’s website and catalogs, between October 2010 and January 2011 for between $30 and $40.

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Included in the recall are the Whirly Whip hot chocolate pot sold individually as item number 2981454 or 4986535, and as part of the Whily Whip hot chocolate pot gift set with item number 3021714. The item number is printed below the bar code on the original box.

The recalled Williams-Sonoma pots are made of white porcelain, with a red handle. The lid has a red knob and frother attached to the underside of the lid knob.

Consumers have been urged to immediately stop using the recalled hot chocolate pots and return the products to Williams-Sonoma for a full refund.

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