March 7, 2002
Trudeau Has Recalled Fondue Sets
- Trudeau Corp. has
recalled about 120,000 fondue sets. The plastic ring with handles that is
attached to the upper rim of the fondue pot can crack during normal heating
or cooling, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.
Trudeau has received 30 reports of plastic rings breaking, including one
report of a consumer who was burned on the hand and reported of fire damage
to a rug.
The recalled fondue pots are blue or white metal and have a black plastic
ring that is attached to the upper rim of the fondue pot. The plastic ring
includes two handles that allow for safe usage of the fondue pot. The fondue
pot sits on a black, four-legged stand, which houses the burner. The fondue
sets were sold under the brand names "Distinction by Trudeau" and "Trudeau
Retail stores nationwide, including Target, sold the fondue sets from
October 2001 through January 2002 for between $20 and $40.
Consumers should stop using the fondue set immediately and contact Trudeau
at (800) 465-8909 anytime to receive a replacement fondue pot.