Telebrands Recalls Sweda Juice Factory Electric Juicers Sold Only At Jamesway & Caldor Stores

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Originally issued December 13, 1993, Revised July 20, 2006

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Telebrands Recalls Sweda Juice Factory Electric Juicers Sold Only At Jamesway & Caldor Stores

PRODUCT: "Sweda Juice Factory" electric juicers sold at Jamesway and Caldor retailers after April 1, 1992. About 6,000 juicers are believed to be affected.

PROBLEM: If the juicer is not reassembled properly after cleaning, during use the plastic upper body may possibly malfunction, causing injury to consumers nearby.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the juicers and call Telebrands at 1-800-269-1572 for complete instructions on how and where to return the juicer with proof of purchase for full refund of purchase price and postage.

WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Telebrands of Roanoke, VA is voluntarily recalling Sweda Juice Factory electric juicers. This recall is limited only to the Sweda Juice Factory electric juicers made in China and sold at Jamesway and Caldor retailers after April 1, 1992.

If the juicer is not reassembled properly after cleaning, during use the unit may malfunction causing the plastic upper body to shatter, possibly causing injury to consumers nearby.

Telebrands is aware of eight incidents of malfunctions that have resulted in five injuries to users. The injuries include cuts and bruises to the face, arm, and chest area of the body and lacerations requiring stitches.

Approximately 6,000 electric juicers were sold by Jamesway and Caldor nationwide. The juicer sells in the range of $29.99 to $49.99.

Consumers should stop using the juicers and call Telebrands at 973-227-8777 or 800-777-4034 Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Time for complete instructions on how and where to return the product with proof of purchase for full refund of purchase price and postage.

CPSC is announcing this recall as a part of its mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The Commission's objective is to reduce the estimated 28.6 million injuries and 21,700 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.