Coravin Repair Wine System Recall [US & Canada]


Canada CFIA RecallUS FlagUS/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: Coravin Repair Wine Access System Recall [US & Canada]Coravin recalls over 65,000 Repair Wine Access Systems due to laceration hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/zfsDM; HCSC: http://ht.ly/zfsNK

Direct US link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Coravin-Recalls-to-Repair-Wine-Access-System/

Direct Canada link: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/40215r-eng.php

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves over 65,000 Coravin 1000 Wine Access Systems.

The recalled Repair Wine Access System uses a hollow needle to penetrate a wine bottle cork and allow wine to be dispensed without removing the cork. The System is about nine inches tall and has a silver-colored, metallic tubular body with a detachable black plastic capsule cup attached to the bottom and trigger on the top.

A black metal handle is attached at the top of the tube and a black metal, moveable bottle clamp is attached to the front side of the tube. A long, metallic needle protrudes from the underside of the handle. The Coravin name and logo appear on the front side of the tube. The system comes with a silver-colored storage base and two argon gas capsules.

According to the CPSC, the System can cause wine bottles to break during pressurization, posing a risk of lacerations.

Coravin has received 13 reports of bottles breaking, including one in which a bottle burst into four pieces and resulted in an injury involving two chipped teeth and a laceration that required stitches, four in which the bottles cracked and leaked, and eight in which bottles broke into two pieces.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Wine Access System and contact Coravin for a free repair kit that includes a neoprene wine bottle sleeve to contain broken glass when a bottle breaks and updated instructions and warnings. The Wine Access System should not be used on wine bottles with damages or flaws.

Please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada (“HCSC”).

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CPSC recall number: 14-214
HCSC ID number: RA-40215
Recalls Direct RIN: 3801-2014
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