Macy’s Recalls 121,000 Martha Stewart-Brand Frying Pans For Shooting Metal Discs At Cooks

Screen Shot 2015-12-29 at 11.16.19 AMWhen cooking a meal on the stove, there’s always the possibility that a little bit of grease or oil will splatter on you. Something you probably aren’t prepared for, though, is the chance that a piece of the pan will shoot off, burning your arm, face, or other body part. 

But that’s exactly what can happen with about 121,000 pans from the Martha Stewart Collection cookware set now being recalled by Macy’s, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports.

According to the CPSC recall notice, the eight-inch and 10-inch stainless steel frying pans, which come standard in the Martha Stewart Collection 10-piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set, include metal discs that can pop off and hit the cook.

Screen Shot 2015-12-29 at 11.16.11 AMThe pans contain two rivets that attach the frying pan to the handle. The rivets are covered by stainless steel discs. It’s these discs that have been found to pose an injury hazard.

Macy’s says it is aware of seven reports of the discs popping off, resulting in three minor injuries, including burns, bruises, and welts.

The CPSC recommends owners of the cookware set, which was sold from January 2011 to September 2015 for about $170, immediately stop using the eight- and 10-inch pans.

Other items included in the set – 1-quart covered saucepan, 2-quart covered sauce pan, 3-quart covered saucepan and 6-quart covered stockpot – are not affected by the recall.

Consumers who purchased the cookware sets from Macy’s or should return the frying pans to Macy’s or for a store credit for the full value of the two frying pans. Consumers who purchased the cookware sets from a Military Exchange should return the frying pans to the Military Exchange for a full refund.

The recalled pans can be identified by the following date codes:

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