November 25, 1997
Release # 98-032
|CPSC: Jane Francis
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC, Creative Technologies Corp. Announce Recall
to Replace Lids on Pasta Machines
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Creative Technologies Corp. of Brooklyn, N.Y.,
is voluntarily recalling about 50,000 pasta machines to replace some of their lids. When
the safety cutoff switch on the lid does not activate, consumers' fingers can be severely
injured if their hand is placed into the mixing bowl.
CPSC and Creative Technologies are aware of 11 incidents of the machine unexpectedly
turning on, resulting in nine injuries including cut, crushed and severed fingers.
The lid replacement program involves the Takka Pasta and Dough machine (model X1000), and
the Pasta Express machines (models X2000, X3000 and X4000). Only pasta machines that have
serial numbers up to 78209 are subject to this replacement program. The model and serial
numbers are located on a label on the bottom of the machine. "Pasta Express TM by
CTC" or "Takka Pasta and Dough by CTC" is on the front of the machine. The
pasta machines are beige or white. Some machines have chrome-plated front panels. Through
this voluntary recall, Creative Technologies will provide consumers with a replacement
The machines are sold in cardboard boxes identifying the model of the machine. A
photograph of the machine is on the front of the box.
Department stores, mail order catalogs and warehouse clubs nationwide sold the pasta
machines from 1989 through 1992 for between $90 and $200.
Consumers should stop using the pasta machines immediately and call Creative Technologies
at (800) 449-3040. The company will help consumers determine whether their pasta machine
is subject to this replacement program and, if necessary, will provide a free replacement
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