Coravin, Inc. recalls Coravin 1000 Wine Access Systems

Starting date:
June 25, 2014
Posting date:
June 25, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Specialized Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Laceration Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-40215

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Coravin, Inc.

Affected products

Wine Access System

Product description

This recall involves the CoravinTM 1000 Wine Access Systems.  The system uses a hollow needle to penetrate a wine bottle cork and allow wine to be dispensed without removing the cork.

The system is approximately 23 centimetres tall and has a silver-coloured, metallic tubular body with a detachable black plastic capsule cup attached to the bottom and trigger on the top. A black metal handle is attached at the top of the tube and a black metal, moveable bottle clamp is attached to the front side of the tube. A long, metallic needle protrudes from the underside of the handle.

The Coravin name and logo appears on the front side of the tube. The system comes with a silver-coloured storage base and two argon gas capsules.

Hazard identified

The system can cause wine bottles to break during pressurization, posing a risk of lacerations.

Coravin has received 13 reports of the bottles breaking, including four in which the bottles cracked and leaked, eight in which the bottles broke into pieces, and one in which the bottle burst into four pieces and resulted in injury involving two chipped teeth and laceration that required stitches.  No reports of incidents or injuries have been reported in Canada.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 639 units of the recalled products were sold in Canada and 32,960 in the United States through on-line sales and internet resellers.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from July 2013 to June 2014 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
Coravin Inc.
Burlington
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wine access system and contact Coravin for a free repair kit that includes a Coravin wine bottle sleeve to contain broken glass when a bottle breaks with updated instructions and warnings. The wine access system should not be used on wine bottles with damages or flaws.

For more information, consumers may contact Coravin, Inc. by telephone at 1-844-267-2846 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or via email.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.