FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 9, 2002
PRODUCT: Electric Rotisseries - Popeil Inventions Inc., of Chatsworth, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 37,500 electric rotisseries manufactured in October 1999. These model number 4000 Showtime Rotisseries have a serial number beginning with ST-AAKa, located on the back, near the bottom of the units. "Ronco Showtime BBQ" is written on the front glass and the model number is printed on the back. Television infomercials and web sites sold these rotisseries, manufactured in October 1999, nationwide from November 1999 through May 2000.
PROBLEM: Certain units have been found to leak current from the heating element, posing a risk of electric shock.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: The firm has received reports from 17 consumers, some of whom allegedly have suffered electric shocks while using these rotisseries. No serious injuries have been reported.
WHAT TO DO: Repair to the Model 4000 Showtime Rotisseries bearing serial numbers beginning with ST-AAKa is necessary to assure continued safe operation. To receive the free repair, that includes the cost of shipping, call Popeil Inventions Inc. toll-free at (800) 274-7417 between 8 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's web site at www.ronco.com Popeil Inventions Inc. was able to notify all customers by direct mail and through notice posted on its web site.
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