About 286,000 Garlic Slicers were voluntarily recalled by The Pampered Chef, of Addison, Ill., in cooperation with the CPSC.
Importer: Leifheit International USA, Inc. of Melville, New York
Manufactured in: China
Hazard: A blade on the garlic slicer can unexpectedly dislodge during use, posing a laceration hazard to the consumer.
Incidents/Injuries: The Pampered Chef has received 23 reports of blades detaching during use including one report of a consumer who cut her finger.
Description: This recall involves The Pampered Chef garlic slicers sold individually and with a garlic peeler. The garlic slicers were sold under product numbers 1113 (individual) and 2578 (set). The two-piece white plastic, tube shaped slicer measures 2 ¼ inches by 3 ½ inches and has two blades on the end. “The Pampered Chef” is engraved on the top cover.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled garlic slicers and contact The Pampered Chef for a replacement product.
Sold at: The Pampered Chef independent consultants nationwide and online at www.pamperedchef.com from January 2009 through July 2011 for about $14 for the individual garlic slicer and $20 for the set.
Consumer Contact: The Pampered Chef at firstname.lastname@example.org or tollfree at (877) 917-2433 anytime. To speak with an operator, consumers can call between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Saturday. Consumers can also visit the company’s website at www.pamperedchef.com.