Baltimore, MD - Mar. 19, 2021 - Consumers who were unable to tovel their new keilim (utensils) before Pesach last year were advised to be mafkir (make ownerless) them to exempt them from tevila. This was a special leniency due to COVID-19, since many mikvaos were closed.

This year, before using these keilim, one should ‘reacquire’ them by picking them up and then tovel them (with a bracha, if required).