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Recall - One Handed Canning Jar Lifter

Web posted on February 09, 2013

Joint recall between Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), Progressive International Corporation, and Atlantic Promotions Incorporated.

This recall involves the One Handed Jar Lifter. The jar lifter is a pair of tongs designed for lifting canning jars out of boiling water. The lifter is red with white handles and is made of plastic and metal with a nylon coating.

The jar lifter handle can detach over time due to a missing stainless steel core in the hinge. This can cause the tongs to fail to grip and allow a jar being lifted to fall, posing a laceration hazard to the user.

The canning jar was manufactured in China by Great Performance Limited, Shenzhen, China and distributed in Canada through Atlantic Promotions Incorporated, Longueuil, Quebec.

Approximately 3,800 units of the affected jar lifters were distributed and sold in stores across Canada from February 2012 to January 22, 2013. In the United States, approximately 22,700 units were distributed between February 2012 to October 2012.

Neither Health Canada, the US CPSC, nor the companies have received any reports of injury or property damage.

For more information on this or other Health Canada consumer product advisories, warnings, and recalls, visit the website at

To report consumer product incidents to Health Canada, visit the website for reporting instructions.

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