The fun part of this job is reporting on all the great new products available for people to use at home when cooking, baking and imbibing on a daily basis. The not so fun, but very necessary part, is to inform everyone about recalls to products when they fail to live up to expectations or are dangerous to use.
This product recall involves CHEFS-branded flameproof ceramic vertical roasters. The black roasters consist of a round roasting pan with handles and a removable insert. The roasting pan measures 11.75 in diameter on the inside and 2.5 inches high and the removable insert measures 7.5 inches in diameter at the base and 4.5 inches high. The underside of the handles are slightly recessed for grip. The CHEFS logo is at the center of the rimmed base.
For these ceramic vertical roasters, the concern is that they can break or shatter, posing burn and laceration hazards.
The TCC Cooking Company has received 25 reports of the roasters breaking or shattering. The product was imported by TCC Cooking Company, of Colorado Springs, Colorado and was manufactured in China.
The product owners should immediately stop using the recalled roasters. Those who purchased the roaster through Target.com should return the product to any Target store for a full refund. All other consumers should discard the product and contact TCC Cooking Company to receive a gift card equal to the purchase price.
This recall affects approximately four thousand (4000) roasters sold via Chefscatalog.com, Cooking.com, Target.com and other online retailers from April 2014 through May 2015 for between $35 and $50.
If this trio of retail outlets seems odd, you may not be aware that Target purchased both Chefscatalog.com and Cooking.com back in 2013.
Again anyone who owns the vertical roaster in question can call TCC Cooking Company at 800-338-3232 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or go online at www.chefscatalog.com and click on the Product Recalls link under the Need Help section, click on Customer Service. (At the time of this writing, I could find no mention of the recall on the Chef’s website.)
Consumers can also write to the firm at
CHEFS Customer Care
5070 Centennial Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80919.
It is also possible to contact Target at 800-440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.target.com and click on the Product Recalls link at the very bottom of the homepage under the Help section or click on the Product Recalls tab on Target’s Facebook page for more information.
As of this writing, no injuries have been reported. If you have become injured by this product, make sure to report this information to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.