CPSC Announces Recall of Ganz Dancing Teapots due to Burn Hazard

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on March 12, 2012

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Ganz U.S.A., LLC of New York is voluntarily recalling approximately 2,100 Dancing Teapots due to an increased risk of burn injury to consumers. The pot’s handle can get extremely hot when the teapot is filled with hot water, posing a burn hazard when consumers grab the handle to pour the tea.

The affected products include Ganz ceramic teapots that are tilted so that they appear to be dancing. This recall only involves the 32-ounce teapots, which are eight inches wide and 10 inches tall. The recalled teapots were sold in green, yellow, blue, black, orange, and pink and have a sticker on the bottom with the following information:

  • UPC: 661371626062
  • SKU number: ER19252

The teapots were manufactured in China and sold for approximately $30 at coffee and tea specialty stores, drug stores, gift stores, hospital gift shops, kitchen supply stores, and other retail shops across the nation from December 2011 through January 2012.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dancing teapots and contact Ganz at (800) 724-5902 for information on returning the teapot for a full refund.

Burn injuries are painful and can require extensive medical treatment and even surgery.

Manufacturers of products that will be heated over a flame, or others meant to contain hot liquids, have a responsibility to ensure the safety of the consumer when using the product for its intended purpose. Should defective design, faulty manufacturing or shortcomings in labeling or instructions pose a hazard, the manufacturer may be held liable for any injuries that result.

At Blume Forte, our experienced defective household product lawyers in New Jersey have the skills and resources to successfully pursue compensation on behalf of clients with meritorious product liability claims. If you have been injured by a defective product in New Jersey, contact us for a no-cost consultation at (973) 635-5400.

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