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Canning Jar Lifters Recalled Due to Laceration Risk

Published on Feb 15, 2013 at 11:56 am in Product Liability.

Progressive International Corporation recently announced a recall of its one-handed canning jar lifter. The lifter consists of a pair of tongs designed to grasp the top of a canning jar, allowing a person to lift it from the boiling water in a pressure or waterbath canner without having to touch the hot jar directly.

However, the company’s one-handed canning jar lifter has a hidden defect: the stainless steel core in the hinge is missing. This means that the vinyl coating on the handles can come loose over time, exposing the sharp metal beneath and increasing the chances of a serious cut or laceration on the hands or arms. So far, the company says it has not received any reports of injuries.

Approximately 22,700 of the recalled jar lifters were sold in the U.S. and about 3,800 were sold in Canada. They were available at a number of retailers, including several hardware and kitchen-supply stores from February to December 2012 and sold for about $10 each.

Customers who own the jar lifters should stop using them and contact Progressive International Corporation for a free replacement. The company can be reached by phone at (800) 426-7101 or by e-mail at jarlifter@progressiveintl.com.

Hidden defects in products can cause serious injuries, and because they’re hidden, a user often can’t avoid the danger or even know it exists until it’s too late. In Kentucky, people injured by defective products have several legal rights. Speaking to an experienced Kentucky defective product injury attorney can help you understand your rights and decide on what legal actions might be right for you.

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