On May 1, 2018, Premier Kitchen Products recalled nearly 19,000 kitchen slicers because of a laceration hazard. These are often called “veggie slicers” which have extremely sharp blades and can be dangerous under certain conditions.
Premier Receives Reports of Blades Coming Off the Attachment
The recall involves both Sharper Image and Frigidaire Mandoline slicers, non-electric devices that are used to slice and julienne vegetables. They have clear plastic containers to capture the sliced food, two blade attachments (one large and one small), holders for the attachments, and plastic knobs to move and hold the food.
The devices were sold at a number of locations, including HomeGoods, Kohl’s, Macy’s Backstage, Marshall’s, Target, and TJ Maxx, among others, between May 2017 and April 2018. Each one cost generally between $13 and $20. They were manufactured in China, and imported and distributed in the U.S. by Premier Kitchen Products of New York, N.Y.
The problem is that the small blades in the julienne slicer attachment can separate from the plastic assembly, posing a laceration hazard. The company has received four reports of this happening, though no injuries have been reported so far.
Products affected by the recall include:
- The Sharper Image Mandoline Slicer, Model Number 12SP1006
- Frigidaire Mandoline Slicer, Model Number 12EP203
Premier Kitchen Products has advised consumers to stop using the recalled slicers immediately and contact the company for instructions on how to receive a refund in the form of a $15 gift card. Consumers can call the company at 800-304-4035 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday, or check online at www.pkp-recall.com for more information. They can also email: email@example.com.
Kitchen Products Can be Dangerous—Whirlpool Recalls Electric Kettles
Because they can be dangerous, kitchen products are frequently the focus of product recalls. Just a few months ago, Whirlpool recalled over 40,000 KitchenAid electric kettles because of a burn hazard. The handle on the kettle could loosen and separate, causing the hot contents to spill.
The company received 79 reports in the U.S. and 19 in Canada of these handles separating, including three reports in the U.S. and one in Canada of minor burn injuries. Imagine pouring yourself a cup of tea and having the handle suddenly come off—you could burn yourself or those nearby. These kettles were manufactured in China and imported by Whirlpool.
The company advised consumers to stop using the kettles immediately and contact Whirlpool for a free replacement. A complete list of the affected kettles can be found on Whirlpool’s website.