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Avon Canada ULC recalls nut choppers

Starting date:
July 15, 2015
Posting date:
July 15, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-54198

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

Affected products

Nut choppers

Product description

This recall involves nut choppers sold by Avon. The product consists of two transparent plastic compartments, a stainless steel chopping mechanism, a steel and plastic crank and a non-skid rubberized base. The plastic parts of the nut chopper are orange. The lower compartment has a capacity of 1¼ cups (12.7 x 7.6 x 17.3 cm high). The recalled product can be identified by the UPC 094000870954 and date code F3730731.

Hazard identified

Avon has identified a potential problem with the chopping teeth, which can bend or break, posing an injury hazard. Bits of the blades can end up in food.

In Canada, Avon Canada has received one report of an incident related to breakage of one of the chopping teeth after several uses of the product. No injuries were reported. Health Canada has received no reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

In the United States, Avon Products Inc. has received six reports from consumers of the chopping teeth bending or breaking. No injuries were reported.

Number sold

Approximately 5,097 recalled choppers were sold in Canada, and approximately 26,063 were sold the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from June to December 2013 through the network of Avon representatives.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Shenyuan Bamboo et Wood Products (Jiayuan Co. Ltd.)
Hong Kong
CHINA
Distributor
Avon Canada ULC
Pointe Claire
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the nut choppers and contact Avon for a refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Avon Canada toll-free at 1-800-265-2866, Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm EST, or visit Avon Canada's 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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.