March 26, 1996
Release # 96-086
|CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC, National Media Corp. Announce Electric
WASHINGTON, D.C. -In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), National Media Corporation, of Philadelphia,
Pa., is announcing an inspection and parts replacement program for 77,000 JUICE TIGER
electric juicers. The plastic cover and wire mesh grater/filter basket may crack or
shatter if the basket is not placed in the juicer properly, possibly injuring people
nearby. CPSC and National Media Corporation are aware of 14 incidents resulting in at
least eight lacerations to the hands, face, arms, and chest and one permanent eye injury.
The consumer safety program involves JUICE TIGER juicers with model numbers 204-SP and
JE-1000 marked on the underside of the base. These juicers were sold directly through
television infomercials from November 1991 through October 1993 at prices ranging from
$100 to $150. The white plastic juicers are clearly marked with the JUICE TIGER logo,
which is prominently displayed on the unit.
The consumer safety program does not apply to JUICE TIGER model 160 or those with
"Made in France" on the underside of the base or JUICE TIGER juicers sold in
retail stores and other nontelevision channels of distribution. National Media sold a
total of approximately 600,000 JUICE TIGER juicers between November 1991 and October 1993.
Consumers should immediately check their unit for damaged parts. If cracks, scratches, or
other signs of wear are present, consumers should stop using the juicer and call National
Media at (800) 947-4909. The company is sending warning labels to consumers to place on
the cover of their juicers and will provide free replacement wire mesh grater/filter
baskets upon request.
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
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machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.