Ouch y'all: Shattering Paula Deen cookware recalled


If you've got Paula Deen cast iron cookware purchased from QVC y'all got a problem.

The cookware's being recalled because they can bust apart or shatter -- something particularly dangerous when they're smokin' hot.

The current queen of Southern-style cooking hasn't had the best month publicity wise. This recall comes on the heels of Barbara Walters accusing Deen of being a contributor to the nation's childhood obesity problem while promoting her cookbook for kids that features some of her tasty, but fat-laden recipes.

First she's making kids fat and now she's trying to hurt their parents. That's a couple of tough blows for the lovable TV personality with a deep and abiding commitment to butter.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Paula Deen Hammered Cast Iron Cookware, distributed by China-based Meyer Trading Inc., can crack or shatter when heated. The cookware poses a risk of burns and cuts, the CPSC said. Consumers are urged to stop using the cookware and return it to QVC for a full refund.

QVC and Meyer told the government they had received reports of 79 incidents. Typically, only a fraction of consumers report problems with products to the government or companies.

Included in the recall are: Paula Deen 11-inch cast iron grill pans and griddles (QVC items K14984, K11970 and K135024). Paula Deen's logo is engraved on the bottom of the black cookware.

The cookware was sold between October 2007 and July 2009 for $35 to $55. QVC said it has contacted known purchasers of the cookware.

For more information, call QVC at (800) 367-9444 between anytime between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. seven days a week.