Taphandles Recalls Ceramic Beer Tap Handles Due To Laceration Hazard

Taphandles Inc., the popular tap handle manufacturer turned full-scale beer marketing company, has issued a recall of about 24,000 ceramic beer tap handles made and sold between November 2002 and May 2006.

The products in question can reportedly break during normal use, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Customers who have purchased any of the recalled handles in can contact Taphandles and receive a free replacement.

Below is the official release.

WASHINGTON – Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary:

Name of product: Ceramic Beer Tap Handles
Hazard: The ceramic beer tap handle can break during normal use, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceramic beer tap handles and contact Taphandles to receive a free replacement tap handle.
Consumer Contact:
Taphandles: toll-free at (877) 855-6383 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or http://www.taphandles.com/recall for more information.

Photos of this product are available here.

Recall Details

Units: About 24,000
Description: This recall involves ceramic beer tap handles sold in 25 custom-made designs. “Taphandles Inc.” and “Made in China” are engraved on the gray metal base of the tap handle.
Sold at:
Taphandles sold the recalled ceramic beer tap handles directly to breweries from November 2002 to May 2006 for between $10 and $23.
Retailer: Taphandles LLC, of Seattle, Wash.
B&C Industries Ltd, of China
Manufactured in:

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.