More Problems With Martha Stewart Products

Last week the Des Moines Register reported on several settlements that had recently been reached in personal injury lawsuits regarding Martha Stewart chairs.  Here’s a link to that article:

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20110811/NEWS01/110811017/3-settle-injury-lawsuits-over-Martha-Stewart-chair

Now it appears that other Martha Stewart products are a potential danger to consumers.  Yesterday the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission announced that Martha Stewart is recalling cast iron casseroles because of the risk that the casseroles can crack or break:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Martha Stewart Collection™ Enamel Cast Iron Casseroles

Units: About 960,000

Importer: Macy’s Merchandising Group, New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The enamel coating on the cast iron casseroles can crack or
break during use. This can cause the enamel to crack and fly off as a
projectile, posing a risk of laceration or burn hazard to the user or
bystanders.

Incidents/Injuries: Macy’s has received two reports of the enamel
cracking and flying off of the casseroles during use. No injuries have been
reported.

Description: The recall involves Martha Stewart Collection™ Enamel
Cast Iron Casseroles in 7 quart, 5.5 quart and 2.75 quart sizes, with exterior
enamel finishes in red, cobalt blue, sand, green, blue, white, mustard, brown
and teal, with cream colored interior finishes. The casseroles are embossed with
Martha Stewart Collection™ on the bottom and lid handle.

Sold at: Macy’s stores and AAFES, MCX and NEX locations nationwide,
and on macys.com between June 2007 and June 2011 for between about $25 and
$170.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the casseroles and
return them to any Macy’s store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Macy’s toll-free
at (888) 257-5949 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET or visit the Macy’s website at
www.macys.com

Source: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11308.html

Like the Martha Stewart chairs, these casseroles pose a danger of physical injuries to consumers.   Please feel free to contact me if you have a personal injury or wrongful death or products liability matter because of injuries by a household product.  I’ll be happy to see if I can give you a hand.

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