Note: Firm out of business. Please destroy or discard the product.



August 3, 2000


Release # 00-156

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Appliance Co. of American LLC, of Great Neck, N.Y., voluntarily recalled about 229,000 Betty Crocker juice extractors. The juice extractor's filter and lid can break apart, and project metal and plastic into the air, causing injuries to nearby consumers.

Appliance Co. of America had received 17 reports of the juice extractors' filters and lids breaking apart. Six consumers suffered minor cuts to their hands and arms.

The Betty Crocker juice extractor being recalled is model number 1480, which is written underneath the unit as part of a mark that reads "BC-1480 Juice Extractor." The juice extractor is white, and measures 12.5-inches high, 6-inches wide and 8.75-inches long.

Kmart stores nationwide sold these juice extractors from September 1992 through June 1995 for about $21.

Consumers should stop using these juice extractors immediately, and discard or destory them. The firm is out of business and cannot be contacted, and a remedy is no longer available.

Juice Extractor