Because the chip is on the outside of the pot, it should still be fine to use, except for a (leaking) hairline fracture extending down from the rim of the pot almost two inches. Le Creuset's lifetime warranty is no help, as the original owner has passed away, and I wouldn't want a replacement anyway!
Is there any way to have a crack in cast iron professionally sealed in a food-safe way? Anyone know of a company that does this?
Sent by Erin
Editor: Erin, how sad! Now, we do know that there are many shops and locations that re-enamel sinks and tubs; perhaps one of them can also do a small job on a pot?
However, this MetaFilter thread also says that Le Creuset will repair the pot:
Readers, any advice? Any relevant experience?
(Image: Erin via email)