|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 19, 1995
Release # 95-062
|CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580, Ext. 1187
CPSC & Singer Announce Recall of
Strainer Baskets From Electric Juicers
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Singer Sewing Company of Edison, N.J., is
recalling strainer baskets on about 767,000 of its "Juice Giant Electric
Juicers," models 774 and 774B. The strainer baskets on these models can break apart
while in use, causing the juicer's plastic upper cover to also break. Broken parts of the
strainer basket and plastic cover may explode from the juicer, possibly injuring people
The recalled juicers, imported from China, sold in retail stores nationwide from October
1991 to December 1993 for about $60. To date, there have been 24 reports of the model 774
strainer basket breaking apart, resulting in at least 17 injuries.
Consumers should stop using the juicer models 774 and 774B immediately and call Singer at
(800) 877-7391 to request a free replacement basket. Consumers must supply Singer with
their name, address, product model number, either model 774 or model 774B, which is
identified on the bottom of the unit.
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.