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August 27, 1997

Release # 97-175
CPSC: Nicolette Humphries
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1185

CPSC, Moulinex S.A. Announce Recall of Juice Extractors

CPSC, Moulinex S.A. Announce Recall of Juice ExtractorsWASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Moulinex S.A. of Paris, France, is recalling about 120,000 juice extractors. The juice extractor's filter and lid can break apart and project metal and plastic into the air, causing injuries to consumers.

Moulinex has received three reports of the juice extractor's filter and lid breaking apart, resulting in cuts to one consumer's fingers.

The juice extractors involved in this recall are model 864 with date codes before July 1, 1995. The model number and date code are located on the bottom of the unit. The date code is a 5- or 6-digit number. The 5-digit date code's last three numbers are lower than 075 and the 6-digit date code's last three numbers are lower than 795. The juice extractor is made of white and clear plastic and has a metal filter. "Moulinex" is printed on the side of the unit.

Department, mass merchandise and appliance stores nationwide sold the juice extractors from 1990 through 1995 for about $50 to $80.

Consumers should stop using the recalled juice extractors immediately. Consumers should return the units to Moulinex Appliances, c/o BMI, 1904 Aduanales, Laredo, TX 78041 to receive a full refund and postage reimbursement. Consumers should enclose a note with their name and return address. For more information about this recall, consumers should call Moulinex at (800) 890-9980 anytime. 

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 report product hazards to