August 28, 2002

Alert #02-560


PRODUCT: Juice Extractor - Quixtar Inc., of Ada, Mich., is voluntarily recalling 58 juice extractors. The juice extractors are white and measure approximately 12-inches high, 6-inches wide and 10-inches deep. Located on the bottom of the unit is the manufacturing and model information indicated as: "HOP SHING, Juice Extractor, JA-388." Quixtar Inc. sold the juice extractors on its membership-only web site from January 2002 through March 2002 for about $60. They were manufactured in China.

PROBLEM: The juice extractor's filter and lid can break apart while in use, projecting parts into the air, causing injuries to nearby consumers.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: Quixtar has received two reports of the juice extractors' filters and lids breaking apart. One consumer suffered cuts to the hand, requiring stitches.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the recalled juice extractors immediately and contact Quixtar Inc. to receive a full refund. For more information and instructions on returning their units, consumers should contact Quixtar's Product Information Services at (866) 587-1783, between 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled HOP SHING Juice Extractor