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Recall of the Week: Hy Cite Enterprises’s Royal Prestige thermal wall pots and pans due to burn and fire hazards

Hy Cite Enterprises LLC is recalling about 1.7 million Royal Prestige 9-Ply thermal wall pots and pans.

Thermal Wall PotThe cookware can collapse, crimp, or severely deform when exposed to heat, posing a burn and fire hazard to the consumer and nearby property, the company and commission said in a joint statement.

Hy Cite Enterprises 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.

This recall involves stainless steel 9-ply "Thermal Wall" pans sold under the "Royal Prestige" brand name. The products were sold individually and in sets. The following cookware is included in this recall:

  • 1.5 qt. saucepan
  • 2 qt. saucepan
  • 3 qt. Dutch oven
  • 4 qt. Dutch oven
  • 6 qt. Dutch oven
  • 8 qt. Dutch oven
  • 8" skillet
  • 10.5" skillet
  • 10" paella pan
  • 14" paella pan

Thermal Cookware BottomRecalled pots and pans have a seal including "Thermal Wall" and "9-Ply" imprinted on the bottom of the pot or pan.

Manufactured in Italy, the cookware was sold by independent distributors of Hy Cite Enterprises through door-to-door sales for between $250 to $800 for individual products and from $800 and $3,500 for sets.

Consumers should stop using the cookware immediately and contact Hy Cite for instructions for sending the cookware to the firm for repair, the company and commission advise. Damaged pots and pans will be replaced.

To contact Hy Cite Enterprises, call 800-609-9577 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT on Fridays, and 8 a.m. to noon CT on Saturdays or at visit www.royalprestige.com or www.hycite.com and go to the Recall Information link.

For more information on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.

Copyright 2013, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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