Ingestion, Choking Hazard Leads to Frother Recall from Mars Symbioscience

Ingestion, Choking Hazard Leads to Frother Recall from Mars Symbioscience
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November 24, 2015

Mars Symbioscience is issuing a recall for CocoVia brand frothers. The recalled items feature a spring that can detach from the end of the metal wand, posing an ingestion and choking hazard to users.

Mars is recalling about 5,000 frothers. The items are brown, CocoaVia is printed on the side in white lettering and they measure about eight inches long. This recall does not involve CocoaVia brand frothers of any other color.

Consumers received this product as a free giveaway at promotional events at King Soopers supermarket in Colorado in September 2015.

The company has received two reports of the spring on the end of the frothers detaching from the metal wand. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled frothers, remove the batteries and contact Mars to return the frothers for a coupon towards the purchase of CocoaVia products. The firm is providing pre-addressed return envelopes for consumers to return the frothers to the firm for disposal.

Individuals with questions about the product can contact Mars Symbioscience at (877) 842-0802.