June 19, 1990The Vendo Company Recalls
Fresno, CA (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Vendo Company has announced the
extension of its retrofit program undertaken in April 1989 to address deaths and injuries
to consumers due to tipover of vending machines.
The purpose of the retrofit program is to add anti-theft levers and warning labels to
certain Vendo machines manufactured between January 1982 and May 1985. The anti-theft
lever prevents the dispensing of a free product if these machines are rocked. In the last
several years, there have been numerous deaths and injuries caused by the rocking or
tilting of vending machines.
A substantial number of the targeted vending machines have not yet been retrofitted and
labelled by their owners. CPSC and Vendo urge these owners to complete the retrofit
program as soon as possible. Consumers should protect themselves from serious injury or
death by refraining from rocking or tilting any vending machine.
The program has once again been extended. Owners are being credited $20 for each machine
retrofitted up to the extension date. For further information please contact Ms. Peggy
Ayres of Vendo at (209) 439-1770.
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