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Consumer product recall

Canning Jar Lifter

Starting date:
February 6, 2013
Posting date:
February 6, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

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

Affected products

Canning Jar Lifter

Product description

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.

Hazard identified

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.

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

Number sold

Approximately 3,800 units of the affected jar lifters were distributed and sold in stores across Canada.

Approximately 22,700 units were distributed in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected jar lifters were distributed from February 2012 to January 22, 2013 in Canada.

The affected jar lifters were distributed from February 2012 to October 2012 in the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China



Great Performance Limited




Progressive International Corporation





Atlantic Promotions Incorporated




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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the jar lifter immediately and contact Progressive International Corporation or Atlantic Promotions Incorporated for a free replacement.

For more information, contact the Progressive International Corporation by telephone toll-free at 1-800-426-7101, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday to Friday; or by email; or online at "Recall Information".

For more information, contact Atlantic Promotions Inc toll-free at 1-800-361-1692 x 2900 (French), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday to Friday; or by email; or online at "Urgent - Product Recall".

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.