Small black spots and bumps are natural; they are coming from the enameled process, when the bath of paint infuses into the cast iron is normal to see tiny black spots (cast iron); specially on edges and any part close to ridges. Micro bumps are also natural coming from the enameled process; they should be small as well.
They are just normal, tiny imperfections caused during the manufacturing process (but still first quality). The item "Le Creuset 3.75 qt. Braiser Fennel" is in sale since Friday, February 09, 2018. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Kitchen, Dining & Bar\Cookware". The seller is "elliestreasurebox" and is located in Arlington Heights, Massachusetts.This item can be shipped to United States.