August 27, 1997
Release # 97-175
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1185
CPSC, Moulinex S.A. Announce Recall of Juice
WASHINGTON, 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
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