The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that Avon is recalling nearly 55,000 units of its Microwave Popcorn Maker sold in the United States with item number 474-105. It has a clear plastic tub and a yellow vented lid.
Avon has received 20 reports of the popcorn makers overheating, including two incidents involving fires that resulted in damage to microwave ovens. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should stop using the popcorn maker immediately and contact Avon to receive a copy of the updated instructions on how to safely use the microwave popcorn maker. The new instructions can also be obtained from independent Avon representatives and on Avon’s website www.avon.com under the Product Recall section (at the bottom of the home page).