Trudeau Garlic Duo Slicers RecalledSep 17, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
About 22,000 Trudeau Garlic Duo Slicers have been recalled by Trudeau Corporation of Canada due to laceration hazard, announced the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The Trudeau Garlic Duo Slicers’ blades can break during use, posing a laceration hazard to users. To date, the firm has received four reports of the Trudeau Garlic Duo Slicers’ blades breaking. No injuries have yet been reported.
The Trudeau Garlic Duo Slicer is a combination garlic press and slicer. Recalled model numbers 998009, 998010, or 998010CB are printed on the product’s packing card, hang tag, or UPC label, but not on the product. The units have the word "Trudeau" embossed on the handle.
The recalled Trudeau Garlic Duo Slicers were sold at department and retail stores nationwide and retailed for about $20.
The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the recalled Trudeau Garlic Duo Slicer immediately and contact Trudeau for directions on how to receive a free replacement garlic press and a complimentary set of three flipper measuring spoons. Trudeau can be reached toll-free at 1-888-887 8332 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday to Friday, or at the firm’s Website at www.trudeaucorp.com
The recalled Trudeau Garlic Duo Slicers were manufactured in China. We have long been writing about the myriad problems associated with imports entering the United States from China and, that, in recent years, imports from China have been at the center of safety worries in the United States and other countries. Recalled products originating from China have impacted everything from medications, to children’s toys, to consumer products, such as this recall involving the Trudeau Garlic Duo Slicers.