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May 15, 1995

Release # 95-120
CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580, Ext. 1187

CPSC, HSN Marketing Inc. Announce Juice Master Chef's Choice Juicer Recall

Washington, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), HSN Marketing Inc. of Boonton, N.J., is recalling approximately 61,000 Juice Master Chef's Choice brand electric juicers. The plastic cover and wire mesh grating basket may crack or shatter if the basket is not properly placed in the machine.

HSN Marketing is aware of one incident in which a consumer using the juicer sustained minor scratches when the cover and wire basket seperated from the juicer.

HSN Marketing is recalling Juice Master Chef's Choice Juicers with the model number XTIV. These juicers were sold for $19.95 to $29.95 from October 1991 through May 1994 through television shopping channels, catalogs, and discount stores, such as Home Shopping Club (which is not affiliated with HSN Marketing), Spiegel, and Riches Department Store.

Consumers should stop using the Juice Master Chef's Choice juicer immediately and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers can also mail their juicers to HSN Marketing Inc., 85 Fulton St., Boonton, N.J. 07005. The company will reimburse consumers for the cost of the juicer plus postage charges.

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