The following recalls have been announced:
ICE CREAM DIPPERS
DETAILS: Ice cream dippers distributed by the Pampered Chef, of Addison, Ill. and manufactured by the Zeroll Company, of Fort Pierce, Fla.; sold by Pampered Chef consultants and online at http://www.pamperedchef.com from July through September 2010. The dippers are metallic gray aluminum with a plastic dome-shaped cap on the base of the handle. "Pampered Chef" is imprinted in the cap. A non-toxic liquid is sealed inside the handle of the product which conducts the heat of the consumer's hand to more easily scoop hard ice cream. The dippers were manufactured in the United States.
WHY: When the liquid-filled ice cream scoop is exposed to warm water, the cap and seal at the end of the scoop handle can fly off with substantial force, posing an impact injury hazard.
INCIDENTS: The Pampered Chef has received 16 reports including damage to kitchen items and six reports of personal injuries including lacerations, bruises and redness caused by caps coming off the base of the handle.
HOW MANY: About 20,000.
FOR MORE: Contact the Pampered Chef at 877-917-2433 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 12 a.m. EST and on Saturday between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST, visit the firm's website at http://www.pamperedchef.com/recall/cust_info_collection.jsp.
WOMEN'S DRESS SHOES
DETAILS: Naturalizer "Dare" women's dress shoes distributed by Brown Shoe Company, Inc., of St. Louis, Mo.; sold exclusively at Naturalizer stores nationwide from July through November 2011. The women's faux patent leather dress shoes have a three-inch heel, open toes and a decorative faux patent leather bow across the front. The shoe comes in gray, nude, scarlet and black colors and "Naturalizer" is printed inside and on the bottom. The shoes were manufactured in China.
WHY: The heels of the shoes can lean to either side when pressure is applied, posing a fall hazard when worn by consumers.
INCIDENTS: The firm has received one report of a consumer in Canada who received a minor leg injury when she fell while wearing the shoes.
HOW MANY: About 6,100 pairs in the United States and 700 pairs in Canada.
FOR MORE: Contact 888-443-2019 or visit the firm's website at www.naturalizer.com.