FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 19, 1995

 

Release # 95-062


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- CPSC, the Singer Sewing Company of Edison, N.J., recalled strainer baskets on about 767,000 of its "Juice Giant Electric Juicers," models 774 and 774B. The strainer baskets on these models can break apart while in use, causing the juicer's plastic upper cover to also break. Broken parts of the strainer basket and plastic cover may explode from the juicer, possibly injuring people nearby.

The recalled juicers, imported from China, sold in retail stores nationwide from October 1991 to December 1993 for about $60. To date, there have been 24 reports of the model 774 strainer basket breaking apart, resulting in at least 17 injuries.

Consumers should stop using the juicer models 774 and 774B and immediately discard or destroy them. The firm is no longer in business and therefore a remedy is no longer available.