Some frying pans that had been sold at Macy’s retail stores in Ohio and across the country as part of the retailer’s Martha Stewart Collection have been recalled due to safety concerns. The 8-inch and 10-inch stainless steel frying pans are part of a 10-piece cookware set that were sold by Macy’s in its stores, on its website and on military bases.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said that it received three reports of injuries caused by the pans. There were a total of seven reports of metal discs on the pans flying off. These discs are involved in the attachment of the pan to the handle. People who purchased the cookware involved in the recall are advised by the CPSC to stop using it. Pans purchased at Macy’s stores can be returned for store credit. Anyone who purchased the pans at a military base can return them for a full refund.
In total, the CPSC says, more than 120,000 sets of cookware are involved in the recall. Macy’s imported the Chinese-manufactured pans and sold them as part of a cookware collection for four years, at a price of around $170. On military bases the price was around $90. The cookware set was last sold by Macy’s in September 2015.
Macy’s sells merchandise under the Martha Stewart brand name as part of a licensing agreement. The Martha Stewart brand was purchased by Sequential Brands Group in December 2015.
Manufacturers or retailers could be liable for damages when defective products cause injuries to consumers. There may be many parties involved in the design, production and sale of merchandise, which can make the question of product liability a complex one. Someone who has been injured by a product could seek legal advice to help determine the remedies that might be available for seeking compensation.