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January 5, 1998

Release # 98-051
CPSC: Jane Francis
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187

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.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to