In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Cookware Company is recalling the GreenPan SimmerLite Dutch Oven with Lid.
According to the CPSC, the lid on the Dutch oven can explode while it is inside the oven, posing injury and burn hazards to the consumer. The company has received four consumer reports of incidents, including three reports of the lid exploding while the product was inside the oven, resulting in one report of property damage. No injuries have been reported.
The product was sold in six sizes, from 3.5 quarts to 7 quarts, and two colors: Black Metallic and Smokey Sky Blue. The top of the lid says “The Dutch Oven” and “Greenpan.” The bottom of the lid states, “Dishwasher Safe. The Dutch Oven Designed and Engineered in Belgium.” The bottom of the oven states, “Original GreenPan with Magneto2 Induction Technology All Heat Sources Including Induction.” There is a four-digit date code laser etched onto the back of the sidehandles.
The recall involves about 11,160 units. It was sold online at Greenpan.us, Amazon, Macy’s, Sur La Table, Food52 and in various independent gourmet kitchen stores nationwide from September 2018 through May 2020 for between $100 and $170.
Consumers should stop using the recalled Dutch ovens immediately and contact The Cookware Company for a full refund or a free replacement glass lid.