A potentially lethal pressurised whipped cream dispenser has been withdrawn from the market.
The SIF brand Siphon à crème/Spuitfles “poses a risk of irreversible personal injury”, according to the official European Commission RAPEX notification.
The Chinese-made dispenser comprises a 0.25 litre black aluminium bottle with a plastic screw top. The top has a metal handle which operates an opening valve for food preparation purposes and a nozzle to which a nitrous oxide gas charger can be screwed, thus pressurising the bottle.
The authorities say that the top of the dispenser is liable to explode and create metal projectiles of the dispenser handle, the cartridge holder and the nozzle support.
The product does not comply with the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC.
Product details are: dispenser batch number 04.10, model/type 906125, barcode 3116390061252, charger N20 ref 415, batch 12.10.
The dispenser has been voluntarily withdrawn from the market and seizure of the remaining stock ordered by the authorities.