Dangerous Martha Stewart cast iron pots recalled

US department store retailer Macy’s has recalled its Martha Stewart enamelled cast iron casseroles, saying they are dangerous.
The pots have been sold by the retailer for four years, but it now says they can crack or break when in use, causing cuts and burns.

The products were on sale in Macy’s stores nationwide and on its website from June 2007 to June 2011. Some 960,000 units are involved – three sizes of casserole in a variety of colours – and all have Martha Stewart Collection embossed on the bottom and lid handle. The items sold for between $25 and $170.

Last year, a range of cast iron frypans and skillets sold by the US chain Bed, Bath & Beyond was recalled after the enamel coating was found to crack and jump off when in use.

Paula Deen brand hammered cast iron cookware sold in the US by QVC was also withdrawn after dozens of people reported it cracking and shattering.

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