May 15, 1997
Release # 97-123
|CPSC: Jane Francis
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC, Pier 1 Imports Announce Recall of Wok Sets
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Pier 1 Imports of
Fort Worth, Texas, is recalling about 7,680 wok sets. The wok's support ring stand has
extremely sharp edges, presenting a laceration hazard.
CPSC is aware of one report of a consumer
receiving a deep finger cut from the stand's edge.
This recall involves large and small wok sets.
There is no labeling on either the large or small wok set. The large 6-piece wok set
includes a 13-inch diameter aluminum lid, a steel body, a steel support ring stand with
nine circular cutouts, a wire steamer rack, a stainless steel turner with wooden handle,
and one pair of chopsticks. The small 5-piece wok set includes a 9-inch diameter aluminum
lid, a steel body, a steel support ring stand with five circular cutouts, a wire steamer
rack, and a frying rack.
Both wok sets are packaged in cardboard boxes with
a drawing of the wok set on the box. The large wok set's box is labeled in part, "SIX
PIECE WOK SET...The Market at Pier 1...Contents made in Taiwan...SKU#119-5649." The
small wok set's box is labeled in part, "MINI WOK SET...The Market at Pier
1...Contents made in Taiwan...SKU#119-5651."
Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide sold the wok sets
from April 1993 through April 1997. The wok sets initially sold for about $35 (large) and
$25 (small) and were reduced to the clearance price of about $13 (large) and $9 (small).
Consumers should stop using the wok sets
immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund or store
credit. For more information about this recall, consumers should call Pier 1 Imports at
(800) 245-4595 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m CST Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Saturday, or 12 p.m. and 7 p.m Sunday.
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