Injury Hazard from Metal Rivets Leads to Martha Stewart Cookware Set Recall

Injury Hazard from Metal Rivets Leads to Martha Stewart Cookware Set Recall
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December 29, 2015

Flying metal discs from the Martha Stewart frying pan collection? It's not a good thing.

Macy's is issuing a recall for the Martha Stewart Collection 10-piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set. The announcement comes after reports that the metal discs that cover the frying pan's rivets can pop off and hit consumers, posing an injury hazard. The manufacturer is including about 121,000 sets in the recall.

The company has received seven reports of the metal discs popping off the frying pans, including three minor injuries, including bruises, burns and welts.

The cookware sets in question include two stainless steel frying pans, measuring eight and 10 inches. The frying pans have two rivets that attach the frying pan to the handle. The rivets have stainless steel discs on top of them. UPC numbers 0733003518899, 0733003623326, 0766370840959, or 0766370980334 can be found on the product packaging or purchase receipt. For a list of the date codes of affected items, see the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release.

Consumers could purchase these items at Macy's stores nationwide and Military Exchanges, and online at www.macys.com between January 2011 and September 2015. They sold for about $170 at Macy's and $90 at Military Exchanges.

Consumers should immediately stop using the frying pans from the cookware set. The other items from the cookware set are not affected by this recall. Consumers who purchased the cookware sets from Macy's should return the frying pans for a store credit for the full value of the two frying pans. Consumers who purchased the cookware sets from a Military Exchange should return the frying pans to the Military Exchange for a full refund.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Macy's at (888) 257-5949.