In a news release Thursday, Macy’s, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced a voluntary recall of Martha Stewart Collection casserole dishes due to an enamel defect that can pose laceration and burn hazards.
Subject to recall are approximately 960,000 Martha Stewart Collection Enamel Cast Iron Casseroles. The enamel coating on the cookware can crack or break during use, causing pieces of enamel to fly off of the casserole, becoming a projectile and posing laceration and burn risks to the user and/or bystanders.
Macy’s has received two complaints about the issue that reported enamel flying off of the casserole; however, there have been no reported injuries in connection with the defect.
The items affected by the recall are Martha Stewart Collection Enamel Cast Iron Casseroles in 7-, 5.5-, and 2.75-quart sizes. The exterior enamel finish of the cookware comes in red, mustard, cobalt blue, green, blue, teal, brown, sand and white. The interior finish is cream colored. “Martha Stewart Collection” appears embossed on the bottom of the dish and on the lid handle.
The dishes were sold nationwide between June 2007 and June 2011 in stores and online by Macy’s and at AAFES, NEX, and MCX locations for between about $25 and $170.
Anyone who purchased the recalled casseroles is urged to stop using the cookware immediately and return it for a full refund to any Macy’s store.
I hope that no one has been injured by the enamel from these dishes. As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, I encourage anyone who owns these dishes to stay safe by returning them to Macy’s as soon as possible.