|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 1994
Release # 95-020
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189
CPSC, KRUPS Recalling Blender
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), KRUPS North America Inc. of Closter, N.J., is
recalling defective blades from about 62,000 blenders. The blades on KRUPS blender models
238 "Power X" and 239 "PowerX Plus," which were promoted for their ice
crushing features, can weaken or break off once they have been used to crush ice. The
broken blades can cause serious injury to the throat or mouth if swallowed or taken into
To date, KRUPS has received 12 reports from across the country of broken blades, resulting
in at least one reported tongue injury.
KRUPS models 238 "PowerX" and 239 "PowerX Plus" blenders, were sold
nationwide in department and specialty stores from September 1993 through October 1994 for
about $40.00 and $60.00 each, respectively.
Due to the potential for serious injury, all consumers who own these blenders should
immediately stop using the blenders for any purpose and discard their blades even if there
are no signs of blade damage. To receive a new blade free-of-charge, consumers should call
KRUPS consumer service at (800) 526-5377. KRUPS will send a new blade that has been
strengthened to ensure safe ice crushing and safe blending, mixing, pureeing and chopping
of food items. Consumers will also receive a $5.00 rebate offer towards the purchase of
any KRUPS product.
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 obtain this release and recall
information or report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.