|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 2, 2009
Release # 10-052
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 327-6147
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: Blenders
Units: About 53,800
Importer: Haier America Trading, L.L.C., of New York, N.Y.
Manufacturer: Ka Po International Industrial Co., of Hong Kong
Hazard: The blade assemblies of the blenders may come apart or break, posing a laceration risk.
Incidents/Injuries: Haier America has received approximately 60 reports of blade assemblies coming apart or breaking. One consumer reported receiving a minor cut to his hand.
Description: This recall involves commercial-style 500-watt blenders with model number HB500BSS. The units are stainless steel and black plastic. "Haier" is printed on the front below the power switch, and the model number is printed on a label on the bottom of the blenders.
Sold at: Mass merchandisers and specialty retailers nationwide from November 2006 through October 2009 for between $26 and $60.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blenders and contact Haier America to receive a free replacement blade assembly.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Haier America toll-free at (866) 327-6147 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.haieramerica.com
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