Hy Cite Enterprises Recalls Royal Prestige Thermal Wall Pots and Pans Due to Burn and Fire Hazard
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Recall date: January 17, 2013
Recall number: 13-098
Name of product: Royal Prestige 9-Ply Thermal Wall Cookware
Hazard: The cookware can collapse, crimp or severely deform when exposed to heat, posing a burn and fire hazard to the consumer and nearby property.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the cookware immediately and contact Hy Cite for instructions for sending the cookware to the firm for repair. Damaged pots and pans will be replaced.
Consumer Contact: Hy Cite Enterprises at (800) 609-9577 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT on Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturdays or at www.royalprestige.com orwww.hycite.com and go to the Recall Information link.
Photos are available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/
Units: About 1.7 million
Description: This recall involves stainless steel 9-ply “Thermal Wall” pans sold under the “Royal Prestige” brand name. The products were sold individually and in sets. The following cookware is included in this recall:
* 1.5 qt. saucepan
* 2 qt. saucepan
* 3 qt. Dutch oven
* 4 qt. Dutch oven
* 6 qt. Dutch oven
* 8 qt. Dutch oven
* 8″ skillet
* 10.5″ skillet
* 10″ paella pan
* 14″ paella pan
Recalled pots and pans have a seal including “Thermal Wall” and “9-Ply” imprinted on the bottom of the pot or pan.
Incidents/Injuries: The company is aware of 1,136 reports of cookware collapsing, crimping or deforming, including one report of consumers getting spattered with hot oil when the pan collapsed inward while cooking.
Sold at: Independent distributors of Hy Cite Enterprises sold this product through door-to-door sales for between $250 to $800 for individual products and from $800 and $3,500 for sets.
Importer: Hy Cite Enterprises LLC, of Madison, Wis.
Manufacturer: Meyer Europe, SRL, of Verdellino, Italy
Manufactured in: Italy