November 30, 2000132,000 Fondue Sets Recalled to
NY (SafetyAlerts) - Lifetime Hoan
Corp. said today it is recalling about 132,000 fondue sets to replace their burners. Some
sets have alcohol burners that can produce high flames beyond the intended-cooking surface
of the fondue pot. Another set, which uses chafing fuel, is being recalled because the
chafing fuel holder could tip as it burns down. Both problems present potential fire and
burn hazards to consumers.
CPSC and Lifetime Hoan Corp. have received eight reports of burners producing high flames.
No injuries or property damage has been reported.
The fondue sets were sold under the brand names Farberware® (model nos. 86600 (two
styles), 86700, 86702 and 76743) and Roshco® (model no. 58903). The model number is on
the box, not on the fondue set. The brand name is found on the box. The fondue sets are
stainless steel and include various components, including a fondue pot, burner, and fondue
forks. Only the burners sold with these fondue sets are being recalled, not the entire
fondue sets. Lifetime Hoan Corp. will help consumers identify if their burner is recalled.
Department, kitchen and home stores nationwide sold the fondue sets from June 1999 through
October 2000 for about $20.
Consumers should stop using the burners immediately and contact the company to find out
how to dispose of the burners. Consumers with recalled alcohol burners will be sent a $4
coupon toward the purchase of Sterno® canned chafing fuel. Consumers with recalled
chafing fuel holders (model 86702 only) will be sent a new chafing fuel holder. Consumers
should contact Lifetime Hoan Corp. at (877) 523-7190.
Consumers also can visit the firm's web site here,
or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Lifetime Hoan Corp., P.O. Box
1854, Westbury, NY 11590.
No other fondue set is involved in this recall.
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