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132,000 Fondue Sets Recalled

December 1, 2000

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A New York company is recalling about 132,000 fondue sets to replace the burners because of a potential fire hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

Lifetime Hoan Corp. of Westbury has received eight reports of burners producing high flames, the commission said. But no injuries or property damage have been reported.

The fondue sets were sold under the brand names Farberware and Roshco. The Farberware sets being recalled are model numbers 86600, 86700, 86702 and 76743. The recall also includes Roshco model number 58903.

The model number is on the box, not on the fondue set. The brand name also is on the box.

The sets are stainless steel and components include a fondue pot, burner and fondue forks. Only the burners are being recalled, not the entire sets, the commission said.

Department, kitchen and home stores nationwide sold the fondue sets from June 1999 through October 2000 for about $20.

Some sets have alcohol burners that can produce high flames beyond the intended cooking surface of the pot. Another set, which uses chafing fuel, is being recalled because the chafing fuel holder could tip as it burns down.

Consumers should stop using the burners immediately and contact the company. Consumers with recalled alcohol burners will be sent a $4 coupon toward the purchase of Sterno canned chafing fuel. Consumers with recalled chafing fuel holders will be sent a new chafing fuel holder.

Consumers can contact Lifetime Hoan Corp. at 1-877-523-7190, visit the Web site at www.lifetime.hoan.com, e-mail to fonduelifetime.hoan.com or write to the company at P.O. Box 1854, Westbury, N.Y., 11590.

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