CPSC Recall - Issued 6/25/2014

Coravin Recalls to Repair Wine Access System Due to Laceration Hazard

Manufacturer: Coravin Inc.
Product: Wine Access System
Hazard: The system can cause wine bottles to break during pressurization, posing a risk of lacerations.
Injuries: 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.
Description: This recall involves all Coravin™ 1000 Wine Access Systems. The 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.
Remedy: Repair
Sold At: Coravin.com and other online retailers and at wine shops from July 2013 to June 2014 for about $300.
Units: About 65,000 in the U.S. and about 640 in Canada
Consumer Contact: Coravin toll-free at (844) 267-2846 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email update@coravin.com, or online at www.coravin.com, and click on “Important Safety Announcement – Recall to Repair” for more information.
Company Website: www.coravin.com