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Laceration Hazard Causes Progressive International Recall of Canning Jar Lifters

By Alpert Schreyer on February 14, 2013

As of February 6, 2013, Progressive International is issuing a recall of its canning jar lifters. The public should immediately stop using the product. Resale of the product is illegal.

The Maryland defective product lawyers at the firm of Alpert Schreyer understand how lives can be impacted by the manufacture of an injury-causing defective product. If someone you love has been injured by using a defective product, the attorneys at Alpert Schreyer will work to help you recover compensation for medical costs, lost wages, loss of future ability to earn wages, and pain and suffering.

Defective Product Details

The canning jar lifter is designed for one-handed use. It consists of a pair of tongs which enable lifting of jars. A stainless steel core is missing in the product’s hinge and can over time cause the lifter handle to detach. The purpose of the lifter is to allow the person canning to safely remove glass canning jars from boiling water. The product defect may lead to lacerations or burns when the jars fall and break.

Approximately 22,700 units were sold in the U.S. Another 3,800 were sold in Canada.

The canning jar lifters were manufactured in China and imported by Progressive International Corporation whose facilities are located in Kent, Washington.

Consumer Contact Information

Consumers can contact Progressive International in order to receive a free replacement. They may call customer service at (800) 426-7101 or go online at and click on recall information.

If you have been injured while using a defective product such as a canning jar lifter, you are entitled to compensation. Contact the Charles County defective product lawyers at Alpert Schreyer for the experienced help you need to deal with companies that may only be interested in reducing their own liabilities. Call (844) 632-7274 to discuss the details of your case today.

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