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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on November 27, 2013
Just received them. First time one was used on a soda bottle the plastic pivot shattered. A second one was tried and the lever simply folder over. The third attempt was on a wine bottle, lever simply folder over.
I'm not sure what to think. This item has plenty of good reviews and I assume people are using them on soda and wine bottles. We have quite a few Zyliss products and they all been excellent. With these bottle stoppers, the metal is very soft and simply bends with little force and the plastic is far too flimsy.
Update: Zyliss does not appear to make bottle stoppers. As it turns out, neither the Zyliss USA nor Swiss site show any form of bottle stoppers at all. We live part of the year in Switzerland and have never seen these in Zyliss' home country. Doing a Google search, while they appear at reputable sellers (no I do not consider Target or Amazon Partners particularly reputable) the products are no longer available. However, they do appear on Alibaba, the Chinese wholesale site. I also located some reference to "official, not counterfeit" Zyliss bottle stoppers on, naturally, eBay. My take is they are not Zyliss products and may the buyer beware. Of the ones we received from Amazon, the 5 red one's we received all failed with one use. The one blue one we received worked fine. If you must, order blue one's:)