This recall involves Avon’s Microwave Popcorn Maker sold in the U.S. with item number 474-105 in Avon’s brochures and website. The recalled plastic popcorn maker consists of a clear tub and a yellow vented lid. The tub is 6 inches high and measures 7.5 inches in diameter and has three feet at the base. “DO NOT REMOVE WITH BARE HANDS. HOLD UNIT WITH GLOVES” is molded into the plastic of the lid and “USE IN MICROWAVE OVEN ONLY” is molded into the underside of the bowl. “Made in Taiwan” is printed on an adhesive label located on the underside of the bowl.
20 incidents have already been reported of popcorn overheating and 2 incidents involving fires that resulted in damage to microwave ovens. The models were sold from October 2012 through February 2013, for about $13.
Consumers should stop using the popcorn maker immediately and contact Avon to receive a copy of the updated instructions on how to safely use the microwave popcorn maker. The new instructions can also be obtained from independent Avon representatives and on Avon’s web site under the Product Recall section.
Consumer Contact: Avon Products; (800) 367-2866 from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.avon.com and click on Product Recall at the bottom of the page for new instructions and more information.