THERMAL WALL COOKWARE
DETAILS: Royal Prestige 9-Ply Thermal Wall Cookware imported by Hy Cite Enterprises LLC of Madison, Wis. and manufactured by Meyer Europe SRL of Verdellino, Italy; sold by independent distributors of Hy Cite Enterprises through door-to-door sales individually and in sets. The stainless steel 9-ply "Thermal Wall" pans were sold under the "Royal Prestige" brand name. The cookware includes: 1.5-quart saucepan, 2-quart saucepan, 3-quart Dutch oven, 4-quart Dutch oven, 6-quart Dutch oven, 8-quart Dutch oven, 8-inch skillet, 10.5-inch skillet, 10-inch paella pan and 14-inch paella pan. The pots and pans have a seal including "Thermal Wall" and "9-Ply" imprinted on the bottom.
WHY: The cookware can collapse, crimp or severely deform when exposed to heat, posing a burn and fire hazard to the consumer and nearby property.
INCIDENTS: 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.
HOW MANY: About 1.7 million units.
FOR MORE: Contact Hy Cite Enterprises at 800-609-9577 Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST, Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website at http://www.royalprestige.com or http://www.hycite.com .