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CPSC Recalls Williams-Sonoma Hot Chocolate Pots

Owners of the Williams-Sonoma hot chocolate pots may need to find a new way to heat up their beverage because the product has been voluntarily recalled. The Associated Press reports that the recall is due to incidents of the pot's handle breaking off, which has the potential to create a burn or laceration hazard.

The recall, which was announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on Wednesday, includes 28,000 hot chocolate pots in the United States and another 700 units in Canada. The hot chocolate pots were sold for between $30 and $40 at Williams-Sonoma stores nationwide, through the company's catalogs and through the company website from October 2010 through January 2011. The recalled hot chocolate pots were manufactured in China and are labeled as item number 2981454 or 4986535.

CPSC and Williams-Sonoma advise consumers to stop using the recalled pots and instead return the product. The hot chocolate pots can be returned to any Williams-Sonoma store and consumers can contact the company to learn how to get a full refund for the pot.

As of April 6, Williams-Sonoma had received 28 reports of handles breaking off of the pots, including eight reports of injuries involving minor burns or cuts.

Personal injury lawsuits will sometimes arise if a person suffers from injuries due to defective or dangerous products. With all product liability lawsuits, the plaintiff must prove that the product in question caused injury and was defective.

Atlanta consumers can learn more information about the Williams-Sonoma recall by calling (855) 643-4206 or through www.williams-sonoma.com.

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