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Aug 3, 2000

Juice Extractors Sold at Kmart Recalled

Juice extractorGreat Neck, NY (SafetyAlerts) - Appliance Co. of America LLC . announced today it is voluntarily recalling about 229,000 Betty Crocker juice extractors. The juice extractor's filter and lid can break apart, and project metal and plastic into the air, causing injuries to nearby consumers.

Appliance Co. of America has received 17 reports of the juice extractors' filters and lids breaking apart. Six consumers suffered minor cuts to their hands and arms.

The Betty Crocker juice extractor being recalled is model number 1480, which is written underneath the unit as part of a mark that reads "BC-1480 Juice Extractor." The juice extractor is white, and measures 12.5-inches high, 6-inches wide and 8.75-inches long.

Kmart stores nationwide sold these juice extractors from September 992 through June 1995 for about $21.

Consumers should stop using these juice extractors immediately, and contact Appliance Co. of America for instructions on returning their units for a refund. Call Appliance Co. of America at (800) 872-1656 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers August 3, 2000.

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