On July 30, 2019, Tristar Products recalled its line of its brightly colored trivet line due to a serious choking and injury hazard to children.
The trivets are used on the bottom of hot metal cookwares, which allow for pans or pots to be placed on a kitchen table or other surfaces. They have four silicone-encased magnets on the bottom.
These magnets are the reason for the recall. They can easily detach from the trivet. One child ingested the magnets, which prompted intestinal perforations and blockage. They had to undergo surgery.
This type of injury is incredibly dangerous. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, “When two or more magnets are swallowed, they can link together inside the intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. Internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects.”
There were roughly 350,000 units of the trivets recalled from the market. They came in copper, burgundy, blue, and black colors. They were sold in the Copper Chef 10-Piece Cerami-Tech Nonstick Cookware Set at QVC from October 2017 to October 2018, anywhere from $75 to $120. However, they were also sold individually for $10.
If you own one of these trivets and have small children, you should immediately place them out of reach. You can contact the company for a refund.
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