Note: The firm is out of business, the remedy is no longer available, and the product should be discarded or destroyed. Sept. 02, 2015
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Signature Gourmet and Crofton® Personal Blenders
Units: About 124,000
Importers: Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (for the Crofton® model) and East West Distributing Co., of Deerfield Ill. (for the Signature Gourmet model)
Hazard: While placing the cup on or off the base of the blender, the blender can be inadvertently turned on, activating the blade. This can pose a serious laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 14 reports of lacerations, including 11 that required medical treatment and stitches.
Description: This recall involves the Signature Gourmet (item number W14A3691) and the Crofton® (model number SB-19) personal blenders. The blenders are white and have 3 components parts - a base containing a power button, a blade assembly, and a blending cup. Signature Gourmet or Crofton® is printed on the front of the base of the unit. "SB-19" or "W14A3691" is located on a label at the bottom of the unit.
Sold at: The Signature Gourmet blenders were sold at Walgreens stores nationwide from July 2006 through March 2008 for about $16. The Crofton® blenders were sold at Aldi stores nationwide from May 2007 through March 2008 for about $13.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: The firm is out of business, the remedy is no longer available, and the product should be discarded or destroyed.
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