Williams-Sonoma Recalls Hot Chocolate Pots After 8 Hurt

Williams-Sonoma recall noticeWilliams-Sonoma recalled about 28,000 Whirly Whip hot chocolate pots after eight consumers were hurt when the handles broke off during use, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The CPSC said the company has gotten 28 reports of the handles breaking off the pots, with eight of those consumers reporting minor burns or cuts.

Included in the recall are the Whirly Whip hot chocolate pots sold separately with the item numbers 2981454 or 4986535 or as part of the Whirly Whip hot chocolate pot gift set with the item number 3021714. The item number can be found on the pot's box, below the bar code. The chocolate pot is white porcelain with a red handle. The lid has a red knob and a froth attachment.Imported by ICI USA LLC from China, the chocolate pots were sold in Williams-Sonoma stores nationwide, online and through its catalogs from October 2010 through January 2011 for between $30 and $40. Another 700 of the pots were also sold in Canada.

Consumers shouldn't use the pot, but return it to any Williams-Sonoma store for a refund. Call the company at (855) 643-4206 daily between 7 a.m. and midnight Eastern Time.

Last year, Williams-Sonoma also recalled baby bottle warmers because they could overheat. In December, teakettles sold under the Rachael Ray cookware brand were recalled after complaints that hot water spilling from its spout, with four consumers getting burned.
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