January 15, 2003Innova Has Recalled Frying Pans
- Innova Inc. has recalled
about 8,700 Ultrex Thermal/Double Wall frying pans. The pans can explode or
separate when preheated, used on high heat, or used for frying, which can
pose a serious burn hazard from hot oil or food contents spilling onto
Innova has received 16 reports of these frying pans exploding, including two
consumers who received burns from hot oil and eight reports of property
The pans were manufactured in China and include an 8-inch omelet pan with
stick handle and lid, an 8-inch fry pan with stick handle and no lid, a 9
1/2 -inch fry pan with buffet handles and lid, and an 11 1/2-inch deep
chicken fryer with stick handle and helper handle and lid. The outside of
the pan is stainless steel and the inner surface has a black, non-stick
coating. The pans have "DESIGNED IN THE USA, GOURMET QUALITY, ULTREX DOUBLE
WALL, STAINLESS STEEL, INNOVA INC., DAVENPORT IA" engraved on the bottom.
HSN LP (Home Shopping Network) sold the pans nationwide from October 2001
through September 2002 for between $20 and $50 individually and between $150
and $300 as a set.
Consumers should stop using the frying pans immediately. Consumers do not
need to return the recalled pans to the company; a letter will be sent to
all consumers with information about the recall and the free replacement
pan. For more information, consumers should call Innova at (800) 845-7447
between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or log on to the HSN
website at www.hsn.com.