How cheaply made does cast iron have to be for it crack?- "Incidents/Injuries: ...79 reports of the cookware cracking or shattering while heated."
I think I'll stick to vintage cast iron or Lodge brand, personally.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
October 2, 2009
Paula Deen® Cast Iron Cookware Sold by QVC Recalled Due to Burn and Laceration Hazards; Distributed by Meyer Trading Co. LTD
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Paula Deen® Hammered Cast Iron Cookware
Units: About 51,000
Hazard: The recalled cookware can crack or shatter, posing burn and laceration hazards to consumers.
You can see the full Recall Alert, with pictures of the cast iron pans here: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/pr...