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Macy's Recalls Martha Stewart Collection Enamel Cast Iron Casseroles Due to Laceration and Burn Hazard

riverwalk Aug 21, 2011 04:56 AM


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Macy's Recalls Martha Stewart Collection Enamel Cast Iron Casseroles Due to Laceration and Burn Hazard

Description: The recall involves Martha Stewart Collection™ Enamel Cast Iron Casseroles in 7 quart, 5.5 quart and 2.75 quart sizes, with exterior enamel finishes in red, cobalt blue, sand, green, blue, white, mustard, brown and teal, with cream colored interior finishes. The casseroles are embossed with Martha Stewart Collection™ on the bottom and lid handle.

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    cutipie721 RE: riverwalk Aug 21, 2011 09:46 AM

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    Hazard: The enamel coating on the cast iron casseroles can crack or break during use. This can cause the enamel to crack and fly off as a projectile, posing a risk of laceration or burn hazard to the user or bystanders.

    Incidents/Injuries: Macy's has received two reports of the enamel cracking and flying off of the casseroles during use. No injuries have been reported.
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    Thanks riverwalk!!

    How the enamel "flies off" is beyond my imagination..........

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      diamond dave RE: riverwalk Aug 21, 2011 10:08 AM

      Thank you riverwalk for the Heads up on this. My sister in law has one of these so I will let her know. ..... Thanks again!

      1. Jen76 RE: riverwalk Aug 21, 2011 02:03 PM

        Thank you for posting this. I have 2 of these in 5.5 and 2.75. I'm so bummed to have to return them because I love them, but I'd hate for the enamel to crack while I'm cooking something. I guess I should spend the bucks to get the good stuff.

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          Antigone RE: riverwalk Aug 21, 2011 02:03 PM

          Yikes! Thank you so much. I have one of these, I got it as a gift last Christmas. I'll have to find a Macy's to bring it back to.

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            charlesbois RE: riverwalk Aug 21, 2011 03:27 PM

            just had to return to Macy's the two I got as gifts. Got the "average" price on them, which was well below sticker price. Walked away with about $90 for store credit. I'm incredibly frustrated with their return policy.

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              Antigone RE: charlesbois Aug 22, 2011 07:03 AM

              They give you store credit? Ugh. I was planning on getting a Staub as a replacement. I have a 5.5 qt one with a $109 sticker price. I've got a feeling that I'm gonna get screwed.

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                John E. RE: Antigone Aug 22, 2011 08:55 AM

                If you have the receipt you will get full credit.

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                  Antigone RE: John E. Aug 22, 2011 11:42 AM

                  I don't have the receipt as it was a gift, but I have the box. Maybe that will count for something.

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                    Antigone RE: Antigone Aug 24, 2011 07:42 PM

                    Ended up getting $42.00 cash back. Annoyed. Ordered the Staub anyway.

            2. tcamp RE: riverwalk Aug 22, 2011 12:16 PM

              Huh. I have the dutch oven version of that product but I guess no flying enamel there so far. I'll be on guard, though.

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                ratgirlagogo RE: tcamp Aug 23, 2011 10:14 AM

                Shit! I have one too - a Christmas gift from my husband. At least I THINK it's the 3.5 qt. dutch oven. Macy's has removed the whole MS cast iron line from their site now, so I can't see. I've never had any problems with it, but then I don't use it that much. It's very pretty and I love the red color, but it's a little small for anything but side dishes. I find my 5 and 7 qt. Le Creuset are more practical for my purposes.

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                digitaliquid RE: riverwalk Aug 31, 2011 09:45 PM

                I have one of these.... The white one - 5.5 quarts - that I actually got when that color was on CLOSEOUT for $30!! I wonder if I could actually make a profit on this LOL.

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