Pots and pans recalled for burn hazard

Cookware collapses when exposed to heat

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of 1.7 million Royal Prestige Thermal Wall pots and pans due to burn and fire hazards.  The CPSC says the cookware can collapse, crimp or severely deform when exposed to heat, posing a burn and fire hazard to the consumer and nearby property.

The importer, Hy Cite Enterprises, says it's received 1,136 reports of cookware malfunctioning.  In one of those reports, consumers got splattered with hot oil when the pan they were using collapsed inward while cooking.

This recall involves stainless steel 9-ply "Thermal Wall" pans sold under the "Royal Prestige" brand name. The products were sold individually and in sets. The following cookware is included in this recall:

  • 1.5 qt. saucepan
  • 2 qt. saucepan
  • 3 qt. Dutch oven
  • 4 qt. Dutch oven
  • 6 qt. Dutch oven
  • 8 qt. Dutch oven
  • 8" skillet
  • 10.5" skillet
  • 10" paella pan
  • 14" paella pan

Recalled pots and pans have a seal including "Thermal Wall" and "9-Ply" imprinted on the bottom of the pot or pan.

The CPSC says the recalled items were sold door-to-door.  The company is offering to replace damaged pots and pans and/or provide repairs.  For more information, consumers should contact Hy Cite Enterprises at (800) 609-9577 or http://www.royalprestige.com/9PlyRecall.asp

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