Progressive International Corporation of Kent, WA, is recalling about 26,500 canning jar lifters.
The jar lifter handle can detach over time due to a missing stainless steel core in the hinge. This can cause the tongs to fail to grip and allow a jar being lifted to fall, posing a laceration hazard to the user. The company has received no reports of injury or property damage.
The recall involves the one-handed jar lifter -- a pair of tongs designed for lifting canning jars out of boiling water. The lifter is red with white handles and made of plastic and metal with a nylon coating.
The lifter, manufactured in China, was sold at AC Sales Co., Ace Hardware, Amazon, Americas Gardening Resources, Bi-Mart, Blain Supply Inc., Chef Central , Cole Hardware, DeNault’s True Value Hardware, Heart of America, Home Shopping Club, InterBond Corp. of America, Kitchen Kaboodle, Kitchen Krafts Inc., Lehman Hardware & Appliance Inc., Metropolitan Markets, Marmaxx, Reading China & Glass/Calvert, Supermarket Associates, Sur La Table, Williams-Sonoma, Winners Merchants International, World Kitchen Ltd., Zulily Inc. and other retailers nationwide from February 2012 to October 2012 for about $10.
Consumers should immediately stop using the jar lifter and contact Progressive International Corporation for a free replacement.
Consumers may contact Progressive International Corporation Customer Service at (800) 426-7101, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or by e-mail at email@example.com.