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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 nearby.

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