Company Recalls Ice Cream ScoopsFeb 28, 2002 | AP
A New York company is recalling about 190,000 ice cream scoops because a metal cap can fly off the handle, possibly causing injury.
Dansk International Designs, of White Plains, has received 10 reports of defective scoops, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (news - web sites) said Thursday. No injuries have been reported.
A metal cap on the bottom of each ice cream scoop can fly off with substantial force, especially if the scoop has been in hot water, the CPSC said in announcing the voluntary recall.
The recalled scoops are made of aluminum and have a 4.5-inch handle. They came in four styles: a 3.5-inch spade, a 2.5-inch scoop, a penguin-shaped 2.5-inch scoop and a snowman-shaped 2.5-inch scoop. Each of the scoops is silver-colored.
The recall does not include Dansk scoops with a black cap at the end of the handle.
The scoops were sold nationwide at Dansk Factory Outlet Stores and Lenox Warehouse Clearance Centers between January 1998 and November 2001, for about $9.