Getting the cork out of a wine bottle can often be a risky proposition, especially if you’re wearing white. But for some owners of the skybar Air Pump Wine Opener, it could be a downright bloody disaster.
The opener’s distributor, Sunbeam Products, and retailer, QVC, have issued a recall for 159,000 of these bottle openers after receiving dozens of reports of bottles shattering.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, “The wine bottles can break when opened with the recalled opener, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.”
Sunbeam knows of 52 incidents of shattered bottles, including 22 reports of injuries resulting from said shattering.
The specific model number involved in the recall is NBSKWA2600. It was sold as a four piece set in the following colors: gray, blue, red or silver and black-colored with a black storage box. The model number is printed on the bottom of the wine bottle opener.
If you’ve got one, CPSC says to stop using the opener immediately. If you bought it through QVC.com or through QVC on TV, the company has mailed out return instructions to you. If you don’t receive this info soon, contact the company at (800) 367-9444 between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. ET daily.
If you purchased it at a QVC store, you can return it to the store for a full refund. If the wine openers were not purchased through QVC, contact Sunbeam (Sunbeam toll-free at (888) 759-2279 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday) for instructions to obtain a full refund.