March 13, 2003Trudeau Has Recalled Fondue Sets
- Trudeau Corp. has recalled
about 45,200 fondue pots sold as a part of a 17 piece set at Bed, Bath and
Beyond stores. The plastic handles that are attached to the fondue pots can
melt and crack during heating on a range top, posing burn and fire hazards
Trudeau has received 13 reports of the plastic handles breaking or melting,
which involve 6 reports of burn injuries to hands, feet, and other body
The recalled fondue pots are labeled on the box as model number 82-384. The
pots are brushed stainless steel, with a brushed stainless steel fork guide
on the rim of the pot. The sets included six black stoneware sauce/condiment
bowls and six chrome-plated forks with color-coded tips. There is a black
triangular-shaped handle with a center hole on either side 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 name "Trudeau."
Bed, Bath and Beyond stores nationwide sold the fondue sets from August 2001
through July 2002 for about $20.
Consumers should immediately stop using the fondue set and contact Trudeau
at (877) 659-4844 anytime to receive a replacement fondue pot with handles
that will not melt or crack, and an incentive gift set of six stoneware fork
rests. Consumers also can visit the firm's web site at www.trudeaucorp.com.