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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.

Name of Product: Century Cookware Stainless Steel Stockpots

Units: About 7,000

Importer: Ocean State Jobbers Inc., of North Kingstown, R.I.

Hazard: The stainless steel pots have metal handles that can detach during use, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Ocean State Jobbers has received one report of the handles breaking off a pot and causing a burn injury.

Description: This recall involves the 8-quart, 12-quart, 16-quart, and 20-quart Century Cookware Stainless Steel Stockpots with glass lids. “Century Cookware” is marked on the front and on the bottom of each pot.

Sold at: All Ocean State Job Lot stores throughout New England from July 2008 through October 2008 for between $12 and $25.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the stockpots and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ocean State Jobbers at (800) 603-9601 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.oceanstatejoblot.com (pdf)


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