October 16, 2003CPSC, HSN LP and Innova, Inc. Announce
Expansion of the Recall of Ultrex Thermal/Double Wall Pans
product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC.
Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise
Name of Product: Ultrex Thermal/Double Wall Frying Pans
Manufacturer: Innova Inc., of Davenport, Iowa
Distributor: HSN LP (previously referred to as the Home Shopping Network),
of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Hazard: The non-stick part of the pan can separate forcefully and be
propelled when the pan is preheated, used on high heat, or used for frying,
deep-frying or braising. This can pose a serious burn hazard from hot oil or
food contents spilling onto consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Innova and HSN LP have received 31 reports of these fry
pans separating, including seven consumers who received burns from hot oil
and eight reports of property damage.
Sold By: HSN LP, exclusively, from January 2002 through September 2002 for
between $7 and $16 (individually) and for between $100 and $300 (in sets).
Manufactured In: China.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these fry pans immediately. HSN and
Innova have contacted consumers instructing them to return the pans to
Innova, in exchange for replacement cookware, an HSN credit, or a refund.
Consumer Contact: Consumers with any questions should call Innova on (877)
368-3405 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or log on to
www.hsn.com for more information.