Note: This recall has been reannounced.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2004
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Customers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Frozen Carbonate Drink Dispensers
Units: About 990
Manufacturer: IMI Cornelius, of Anoka, Minn.
Hazard: The motor drive can overheat and cause the liquid contents to become hot. If this happens, the dispenser's nozzle can break and expose consumers to the hot liquid, posing a risk of burns.
Incidents/Injuries: IMI Cornelius has received three reports of the nozzle separating. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall includes IMI Cornelius Pinnacle FCB frozen carbonate beverage dispensers manufactured between May 2002 and June 2004 with a specific motor drive system. The units contain two or four dispensing valves and come in various color combinations. The names "Cornelius," "FCB," and "Pinnacle" are located on identification plates on the unit's right side panel. Cornelius is notifying customers of the serial numbers of affected units sold to them.
Sold by: Fast-food restaurants, discount department and convenience stores nationwide between May 2002 and June 2004.
Manufactured In: United States.
Remedy: Owners of the drink dispensers should discontinue use and contact IMI Cornelius. The company will send a customer service representative to repair the product free of charge or provide the owners with a modification and instruction kit.
Consumer Contact: Call IMI Cornelius toll-free at (800) 464-4281 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.cornelius.com
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