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From Products Liability Law Daily, December 29, 2015

Macy’s recalls 121,000 frying pans from Martha Stewart Collection cookware sets over injury hazard

By John Dumoulin

Macy’s Merchandising Group, Inc., of New York, New York, has recalled approximately 121,000 frying pans from Martha Stewart Collection 10-piece stainless steel cookware sets because the metal discs that cover the frying pan’s rivets can pop off and hit consumers, posing an injury hazard (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 16-067, December 29, 2015).

Incidents and injuries. The firm has received seven reports of the metal discs popping off the frying pans, including three minor injuries. Injuries include bruises, burns, and welts.

Product description. This recall involves the Martha Stewart Collection 10-piece stainless steel cookware sets, which include an eight-inch and a 10-inch stainless steel frying pan. The frying pans have two rivets that attach the frying pan to the handle. The rivets have stainless steel discs on top of them. Other items included in the cookware sets are a one-quart covered saucepan, two-quart covered sauce pan, three-quart covered saucepan, and six-quart covered stockpot. The recall affects only the two frying pans. UPC numbers 0733003518899, 0733003623326, 0766370840959, or 0766370980334 can be found on the product packaging or purchase receipt. The recalled products have one of the following date codes inscribed on the bottom of the pans: 70118, 70138, 70218, 70228, 70318, 70328, 70338, 70418, 70428, 70438, 70518, 70528, 70618, 70628, 70718, 70728, 70818, 70828, 70918, 70928, 71018, 71108, 71118, 71208, 71218, HF10114, HF10414, HF10513, HF10514, HF10613, HF10614, HF10713, HF10813, HF10913, and HF11113.

These cookware sets, which were manufactured in China, were sold at Macy’s stores nationwide and Military Exchanges, and online at between January 2011 and September 2015 for about $170 at Macy’s and $90 at Military Exchanges.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the eight- and 10-inch frying pans from the cookware set immediately. The other items from the cookware set are not affected by this recall. Consumers who purchased the cookware sets from Macy’s or should return the frying pans to Macy’s or for a store credit for the full value of the two frying pans. Consumers who purchased the cookware sets from a Military Exchange should return the frying pans to the Military Exchange for a full refund.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Macy’s toll-free at 888-257-5949 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET Sunday through Saturday or online at and click on “Product Recall.”

Companies: Macy’s Merchandising Group, Inc.

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