(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
|Release # 94-018
Telebrands Recalls "Sweda Juice
Factory" Electric Juicers Sold Only At Jamesway & Caldor Stores
PRODUCT: "Sweda Juice Factory" electric
juicers sold at Jamesway and Caldor retailers after April 1, 1992. About 6,000 juicers are
believed to be affected.
PROBLEM: If the juicer is not reassembled properly after cleaning, during use the plastic
upper body may possibly malfunction, causing injury to consumers nearby.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the juicers and call Telebrands at 1-800-269-1572
for complete instructions on how and where to return the juicer with proof of purchase for
full refund of purchase price and postage.
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC),
Telebrands of Roanoke, VA is voluntarily recalling Sweda Juice Factory electric juicers.
This recall is limited only to the Sweda Juice Factory electric juicers made in China and
sold at Jamesway and Caldor retailers after April 1, 1992.
If the juicer is not reassembled properly after cleaning, during use the unit may
malfunction causing the plastic upper body to shatter, possibly causing injury to
Telebrands is aware of eight incidents of malfunctions that have resulted in five injuries
to users. The injuries include cuts and bruises to the face, arm, and chest area of the
body and lacerations requiring stitches.
Approximately 6,000 electric juicers were sold by Jamesway and Caldor nationwide. The
juicer sells in the range of $29.99 to $49.99.
Consumers should stop using the juicers and call Telebrands at 1-800-269-1572 for complete
instructions on how and where to return the product with proof of purchase for full refund
of purchase price and postage.
CPSC is announcing this recall as a part of its mission to protect the public from
unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with consumer products. The Commission's
objective is to reduce the estimated 28.6 million injuries and 21,700 deaths associated
each year with the 15,000 different types of consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000
types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product
or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call
CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a
press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax
machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.