The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and QVC has announced a recall of about 82,000 Tomato Planters. The legs on the bottom of the planter can detach when the planter is moved or becomes unbalanced. To date, 155 consumers have reported injuries including lacerations, broken toes and bruises. The recall affects the Topsy-Turvy Deluxe Tomato Planter with Stand (Item Numbers M16702 and M17499), an upright planter. The planter consists of a 16-inch X 15-inch bag that holds up to 30 pounds of soil and is attached to the top of a 6-foot tall adjustable pole. Three legs are inserted into the pole to form a 36-inch wide base. It was sold through QVC and retail stores from March 2008 through April 2008 for about $30. Consumers who have already set up the planter should immediately take it down by having two adults carefully tip it over on its side. Customers can contact QVC about obtaining a refund at (800) 367-9444.
Credit: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission alert