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Progressive International Recalls Canning Jar Lifters

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About 22,700 Canning Jar Lifters in the U.S., and 3,800 in Canada, were voluntarily recalled by Progressive International Corporation, of Kent, Wash., in cooperation with the CPSC.

Manufactured in: China

Hazard: The jar lifter handle can detach over time due to a missing stainless steel core in the hinge. This can cause the tongs to fail to grip and allow a jar being lifted to fall, posing a laceration hazard to the user.

Incidents/Injuries: Progressive International has receivedno reports of injury or property damage.

Description: The recall involves the One Handed Jar Lifter. The jar lifter is a pair of tongs designed for lifting canning jars out of boiling water. The lifter is red with white handles. It is made of plastic and metal with a nylon coating.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the jar lifter and contact Progressive International Corporation for a free replacement.

Sold at: AC Sales Co., Ace Hardware, Amazon, Americas Gardening Resources, Bi-Mart, Blain Supply Inc., Chef Central , Cole Hardware, DeNault’s True Value Hardware, Heart of America, Home Shopping Club, InterBond Corp. of America, Kitchen Kaboodle, Kitchen Krafts Inc., Lehman Hardware & Appliance Inc., Metropolitan Markets, Marmaxx, Reading China & Glass/Calvert, Supermarket Associates, Sur La Table, Williams-Sonoma, Winners Merchants International, World Kitchen Ltd., Zulily Inc. and other retailers nationwide  from February 2012 to October 2012 for about $10.

Consumer Contact: Progressive International Corporation Customer Service; at (800) 426-7101, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday; or by e-mail at jarlifter@progressiveintl.com; or online at www.progressiveintl.com and click on “Recall Information”for additional information.

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