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Check your kitchen! Around 1.7 million Royal Prestige Thermal Wall pots and pans have been recalled by Hy Cite Enterprises due to burn and fire hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Why the product is being recalled: The cookware can collapse, crimp or severely deform when exposed to heat, posing a burn and fire hazard to the consumer and nearby property.
So far, the company is aware of 1,136 reports of cookware collapsing, crimping or deforming, including one report of consumers getting spattered with hot oil when the pan collapsed inward while cooking.
Description: This recall involves the stainless steel 9-ply "Thermal Wall" pans sold under the "Royal Prestige" brand name. The products were sold individually and in sets. Recalled pots and pans have a seal including "Thermal Wall" and "9-Ply" imprinted on the bottom of the pot or pan. The following cookware is included in the recall:
Where it was sold: Independent distributors of Hy Cite Enterprises sold this product through door-to-door sales for between $250 to $800 for individual products and from $800 and $3,500 for sets.
Consumers should stop using the cookware immediately and contact Hy Cite for instructions for sending the cookware to the firm for repair. Damaged pots and pans will be replaced.
For more information, contact Hy Cite Enterprises at (800) 609-9577 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT on Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturdays or at www.royalprestige.com or www.hycite.com and go to the Recall Information link.
View the full recall on the CPSC's website here.