April 30, 2009
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Product Involved: Popcorn Machines
Units: About 220
Importer: DTX International (d/b/a Great American Popcorn Co.), of Mancelona, Mich.
Hazard: The heating element of the popcorn machine's warming deck can remain on after being switched off. This poses a burn hazard to users.
Incidents/Injuries: DTX has received one report of the heating element remaining on when switched off. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the "Pasadena," "Princeton" and "Paducah" 8-ounce popcorn machines. The model name is printed on the top of the unit. The recall includes units with and without the cart.
Sold online at: Discount Tommy (discounttommy.com) and Great American Popcorn Company (greatamericanpopcorn.com) from September 2008 through October 2008 for between $150 and $350.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using popcorn machines immediately and contact DTX International to arrange for a free repair including shipping.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact DTX International at (800) 665-0728 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.greatamericanpopcorn.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.