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"Recall Alerts"


Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Trudeau Corp. Announce Recall of Fondue Pots


Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Trudeau Corp., of Woodridge, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling about 45,200 fondue pots sold as a part of a 17 piece set at Bed, Bath and Beyond stores. The plastic handles that are attached to the fondue pots can melt and crack during heating on a range top, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.

The recalled fondue pots are labeled on the box as model number 82-384. The pots are brushed stainless steel, with a brushed stainless steel fork guide on the rim of the pot. The sets included six black stoneware sauce/condiment bowls and six chrome-plated forks with color-coded tips. There is a black triangular-shaped handle with a center hole on either side of the fondue pot. The fondue pot sits on a black, four-legged stand, which houses the burner. The fondue sets were sold under the brand name "Trudeau."

Consumers should immediately stop using the fondue set and contact Trudeau at (877) 659-4844 anytime to receive a replacement fondue pot with handles that will not melt or crack, and an incentive gift set of six stoneware fork rests. Consumers also can visit the firm's web site at

The CPSC point of contact is Mark Ross, release number 03-094, (301) 504-7908. The notice issued by the CPSC can be viewed at

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

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