Coravin Recalls to Repair Wine Access System Due to Laceration Hazard

The system can cause wine bottles to break during pressurization.

Recall date: June 25, 2014
Recall number: 14-214
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    Coravin 1000 Wine Access Systems

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Wine Access System

Hazard:

The system can cause wine bottles to break during pressurization, posing a risk of lacerations.

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.

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

In conjunction with

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/40215r-eng.php
Units

About 65,000 in the U.S. and about 640 in Canada

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.

Incidents/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.

Remedy

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.

Sold at

Coravin.com and other online retailers and at wine shops from July 2013 to June 2014 for about $300.

Importer

Coravin Inc., of Burlington, Mass.

Manufactured in

China

  • Coravin 1000 Wine Access Systems