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The Pampered Chef has recalled around 20,000 of its ice cream dippers. The ice cream dipper recall comes after reports of damages to homes and 6 reports of bodily injuries.
The ice cream scoopers are metallic gray aluminum. The words "Pampered Chef" are inscribed on the product.
The dippers have a plastic cap on the base of the handle. Inside the dipper is a non-toxic liquid, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The liquid conducts heat from a consumer's hand. This helps users scoop normally hard and frozen ice cream.
Unfortunately, if the dipper is exposed to warm water the bottom of the cap and seal may fly off with "substantial force." The net effect is that the innocent looking ice cream dipper may suddenly turn into a projectile. There is a real danger that the cap and seal can injure consumers who are standing close by.
The recalled products were sold between July 2010 and September 2010. They were available for purchase online at pamperedchef.com or through Pampered Chef consultants. They cost about $15 each.
Consumers who own a Pampered Chef ice cream dipper should check to see if theirs is under recall. If they are, they should not be used. The company may be contacted at (877) 917-2433 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Monday through Friday. They may also be contacted on Saturday between 8:30 a.m. or 4:30 a.m.
The Pampered Chef is also maintaining a website with recall information. You may also email your questions and concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org. Customers that contact the company will receive a replacement or a refund.