|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2012
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Select Brands Recalls Kitchen Selectives Blender Due to Laceration Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Kitchen Selectives® 6-Speed Blender
Units: About 4,069
Importer: Select Brands Inc., of Lenexa, Kan.
Manufacturer: Select Brands, of Lenexa, Kan.
Hazard: While in operation, the plastic pitcher can separate from the blade assembly, leaving the blade assembly in the base and exposing the rotating blades. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Select Brands has received no reports of incidents or injuries involving Kitchen Selectives® 6-speed blenders.
Description: The recalled products are Kitchen Selectives® 6-Speed Blenders, model BL-15. The model number is located on the bottom of the base. The blender consists of a six-inch tall, white electrical base with five, white speed-selector buttons labeled 1 through 5, one gray button labeled "Pulse/Off" and the logo "Kitchen Selectives®" in black letters on the front; a clear plastic pitcher with a handle with U.S. and metric volume measurement markings; a white plastic lid with a removable clear plastic lid stopper; and a white plastic blade assembly with two angled, stainless steel blades.
Sold at: Midwest retail stores Pamida and Sutherlands from June 2009 to April 2012 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the blenders and return them to the retailer where purchased to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Select Brands Customer Service at (866) 663-4500 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit Select Brands website at www.selectbrands.com
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