|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2001
Release # 02-041
|Juice Extractor Recall Hotline: (800) 298-9955
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051
Hamilton Beach Media Contact: Kirby Kriz (804) 527-7309
WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Hamilton Beach, of Glen Allen, Va., is voluntarily recalling about 2.4 million juice extractors. The juice extractor's strainer basket and lid can break apart, posing a risk of injury to nearby consumers, who can be struck by metal or plastic.
Hamilton Beach has received 35 reports in the U.S. and Canada of strainer baskets breaking apart, including four incidents where consumers required stitches after being struck by broken metal and plastic.
The recalled juice extractors are white plastic, about 12 inches in height, and have the name "Hamilton Beach" printed on the side of the unit. The juice extractors have the following model numbers, which can be found under each unit: 67150, 67180, 67180W, 395WS, 67199 and 3920JS.
Mass merchandise stores nationwide sold these juice extractors between 1992 and October 2001 for between $30 and $40.
Consumers should stop using these juice extractors immediately and call Hamilton Beach at (800) 298-9955 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for information on how to participate in the recall. Consumers with models for which replacement parts are available (models 67150, 67180 and 67180W) will receive a free replacement strainer basket. Consumers with models for which replacement parts are not available (models 395WS, 67199 and 3920JS) will receive their choice of a new juice extractor or a $10 refund. For more information, consumers can log on to the company's website at www.hamiltonbeach.com.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help 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 40 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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