iDevices recalls Temperature Probes

Starting date:
September 3, 2014
Posting date:
September 3, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-41279

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and iDevices LLC

Affected products

Cooking thermometer probes

Product description

This recall involves all Pro Ambient Temperature Probes and Pro Meat Probes manufactured from May 2014 through June 2014. The probe measures ambient air and meat temperature. The probes were sold separately as an accessory for the iGrill, iGrill2 grilling thermometers and the Kitchen Thermometer cooking thermometers. The meat probe was also sold as a component of the iGrill2 set.

The probes consist of a curved stainless steel rod attached to a mini connector by a steel braided cable. The iDevices logo is stamped into the top of the cord holder. Recalled probes have only two indentations, or crimps, in the base of the probe tube where is attached to the braided cable.

This recall applies to the following models:
Product Model UPC
iGrill2 (with date codes 1420 and 1423) IGR0002 852931005025
iGrill Pro Ambient Probe IGR0004 852931005148
iGrill Pro Meat Probe IGR0005 852931005193
Kitchen Thermometer Pro Ambient Probe KT0004 852931005162
Kitchen Thermometer Pro Meat Probe KT0005 852931005216

 

Hazard identified

The plastic insulator located inside the stainless steel probe is not heat resistant and can melt and fall into food, posing an ingestion hazard.

iDevices has received 11 reports of the probe overheating and the plastic insulator melting during normal use in the United States (none in Canada). No injuries were reported.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or complaints related to the use of this device.

Number sold

Approximately 510 units of the recalled products were distributed in Canada, with an unknown number sold to consumers, and approximately 48,500 units were distributed in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected product was sold from May 2014 through July 2014 by various retailers in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
iDevices LLC
Avon
Connecticut
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled temperature probes and contact iDevices for a free replacement.

For more information, consumers can contact iDevices toll-free at 1-888-313-7019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, via email or visit the iDevices' website.

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.