Pampered Chef Ice Cream Scoops Recalled, Could Fly Off Their Own Handles

Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notices are hilarious in their understatement. Take this current recall of Pampered Chef ice cream scoops: the problem is described in the press release headline as an “Impact Injury Hazard.” Translation: if you put this scoop in warm water, the cap at the end may pop off and hit you. Or your kitchen appliances.

The metal scoops are filled with a mysterious liquid, and the plastic cap at the scoop’s end can pop off at a high velocity when the scoops are exposed to water. Pampered Chef has received 22 reports of burst scoops, which have caused six injuries to people–cuts and bruises. (The other popped scoops caused damage to kitchens.)

There are about 20,000 of these out in the wild. What should you do if there’s one in your kitchen? Fill out their handy Web form, or call Pampered Chef at (877) 917-2433 for a refund or replacement. You can also e-mail them at productalert@pamperedchef.com. The local consultant from whom you bought the scoop can also help with a refund or replacement.

Recall Site [The Pampered Chef]
The Pampered Chef Recalls Ice Cream Dippers Due to Impact Injury Hazard [CPSC]
Recall: Pampered Chef ice cream scoops pose an ‘impact injury hazard’ [Consumer Reports]