Hot chocolate pot product recall

On April 6, 2011 the Whirly Whip Hot Chocolate Pot by Williams-Sonoma Inc. has been jointly recalled with Williams-Sonoma, Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC).

This recall involves the Whirly Whip Hot Chocolate Pot with item number 2981454. The item number can be found on the product's box, below the bar code. The pot is made of white porcelain and has a red handle. The lid has a red knob and a frother attached to the underside of the lid knob.

What is the danger?

The handle of the pot can break off causing burn and laceration hazards.

In the United States, Williams-Sonoma has received 30 reports of handles breaking off of the pots, including eight reports of injuries involving minor burns or cuts.

At time of the recall neither Health Canada nor Williams-Sonoma has received any reports of incidents or injury related to this product in Canada.

What should I do?

You should immediately stop using the hot chocolate pot and return it to a Williams-Sonoma retail store for a full refund. If you are unable to return the pot to a retail store, you may contact Williams-Sonoma to receive free postage-paid mailing labels to return the pot to Williams-Sonoma.

For more information, you may contact Williams-Sonoma toll-free at 1-855-643-4206 between 4 a.m. and 9 p.m. PT seven days a week. Consumers may also visit the firm's website for additional information.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 692 of the recalled pots were sold at Williams-Sonoma stores across Canada.

In the United States, approximately 28,000 recalled pots were sold at Williams-Sonoma stores nationwide, online at and through Williams-Sonoma catalogues.

These recalled hot chocolate pots were sold from October 2010 to January 2011.

The pots were manufactured in China. The distributor is Williams-Sonoma Inc. of San Francisco, California.