September 24, 2009
IMI Cornelius Recalls Juice Dispensers Due to Fire Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Quest Commercial Juice Dispensers
Units: About 14,000
Manufacturer: IMI Cornelius, of Osseo, Minn.
Hazard: Fraying of wiring within the wiring harness can cause the juice dispenser’s transformer to overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: IMI Cornelius has received one report of a transformer smoldering and smoking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Description: The recalled commercial juice dispensers have two or four dispensing valves with an illuminated or opaque rounded front cover. Dispensers with serial numbers starting with the following characters are included in this recall:
62A0522JT to 62A0540JT
62E0416JT to 62E0441JT
62F0425JT to 62F0453JT
62F0502JT to 62F0553JT
62F0601JT to 62F0631JT
72A0107JT to 72A0148JT
72A0303JT to 72A0350JT
72B0149JT to 72B0151JT
72B0202JT to 72B0252JT
72B0301JT to 72B0351JT
72C0305JT to 72C0352JT
72C0402JT to 72C0413JT
72D0345JT to 72D0353JT
72D0402JT to 72D0413JT
72E0414JT to 72E0424JT
The serial number can be found on the inside of the front door of the dispenser.
Sold to: Commercial customers for installation in hospitality and other food service establishments nationwide from February 2001 through August 2006 for about $2,000 (2-flavor unit) or about $3,200 (4-flavor unit).
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Customers should unplug the unit, open the door, and inspect the wire harness in the bottom left corner of the cabinet. If the colored wiring is cut or cracked (see photos below), customers should immediately stop using the unit and contact IMI Cornelius. IMI Cornelius is contacting all customers directly to provide a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call IMI Cornelius at (800) 344-3801 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.cornelius.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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