Sunbeam has announced the recall of 159,000 wine bottle openers sold by QVC from November 2010 through December 2010. The wine bottles can break when opened with the recalled opener. The risk of that? A wine bottle breaking in your hands can’t be a good thing.
Sunbeam has received 52 reports of wine bottles breaking, including 22 injuries. I wonder how many people got hurt using this recalled wine opener and never reported it to Sunbeam. My best guess: a lot.
An even more pressing question is how QVC stays in business in the Internet era.