Laceration Hazard Prompts Recall for Pizza Wheel from Calphalon

Laceration Hazard Prompts Recall for Pizza Wheel from Calphalon
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September 29, 2015

A cookware manufacturer is issuing a recall for potentially dangerous blade.

Calphalon announced this week that it would be voluntarily recalling a line of pizza wheels, due to the risk that the handle can detach, posing a laceration hazard. The firm has received 11 reports of incident, including six reports of finger lacerations. One person required stitches and another person received medical attention to close their wounds.

The pizza cutter consists of a circular metal blade that is approximately 3.5 inches in diameter, connected to a gray hand guard and black handle. The word Calphalon is embossed on the top of the black handle. Model number GT112, 1753513 or 1753521 are printed near the barcode on the packaging.

Calphalon is including about 328,000 pizza wheels in this recall.

The product was available to consumers at Bed Bath & Beyond, J.C. Penney, Kohls, Target, Walmart and other stores nationwide, and online at amazon.com, bedbathandbeyond.com, sears.com, target.com and other online retailers between January 2006 and August 2015 for about $15.

Consumers should immediately stop using the pizza wheel and contact Calphalon for a full refund.

Customers with questions pertaining to the recall can contact Calphalon at (800) 809-7267.