Recall: Circulon Whisks Recalled by Meyer

January 5, 1998
Release # 98-051
Company Phone Number: (800) 326-3933
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052

CPSC, Meyer Corp. Announce Recall of Circulon Whisks

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Meyer Corp. of Vallejo, Calif., is recalling about 60,300 Circulon Whisks. The whisk has a plastic pin that can detach during use and fall into food, presenting an ingestion hazard.

Meyer Corp. has received one report of the pin falling into food being prepared. The consumer experienced minor cuts to the mouth after eating the food into which the plastic pin had fallen.

The Circulon Whisk is a black, plastic whisk designed for use with nonstick cookware. The whisk measures about 13.5 inches long. The plastic pin that can detach holds the whisk to the handle assembly. "CIRCULON" is imprinted into the whisk's handle.

Department and specialty stores nationwide sold the whisk from February 1996 to December 1997 for about $8.

Consumers should stop using the whisk immediately and return it to Meyer Corp. in exchange for a free kitchen tool of their choice, or return it to the store where purchased for a refund or credit of the purchase price. For additional information or to find out how to return the whisk to the company, consumers should call Meyer Corp. at (800) 326-3933 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST Monday through Friday.