March 6, 2003Atico International Has Recalled Hot Pots
Lauderdale, Fl (SafetyAlerts)
- Atico International USA Inc. has recalled
about 37,000 electrical hot pots. The bottom of the hot pot can separate
from the top, which could pose a serious burn hazard to consumers.
Atico International has received five reports of the hot pots separating,
though no injuries have been reported.
The recalled Kitchen Gourmet(r) Hot Pots, which are used to heat beverages,
are made of white plastic and have a date code of 0702 on the bottom of the
pot and box. The hot pots, which are shaped like a pitcher, also have the
words, "Kitchen Gourmet," "Do Not Immerse in Water," and "Made in China"
printed on the bottom.
Walgreens stores nationwide sold the hot pots from September 2002 through
January 2003 for about $10.
Consumers should stop using the hot pots immediately and return them to the
store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers also can receive a full
refund by mailing the hot pot to Atico International USA Inc., 501 S.
Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 33301. For more information, consumers
can call Atico at (800) 645-3867 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through