May 10, 2001Drinkmaker of Sweden AB Recalls
Home Soda Machines
(SafetyAlerts) - Drinkmaker of
Sweden AB is voluntarily recalling about 4,000 home soda-making machines. Components
inside the soda machine can break apart, posing a serious risk of lacerations to consumers
who can be struck by shrapnel.
There have been three reports of incidents: a 7-year-old boy suffered lacerations to the
neck and arms that required hospitalization; a 44-year-old man suffered multiple fractures
and a laceration to his right hand; and a 52-year-old man suffered lacerations to his
right hand and chin, a fracture of the little finger and contusions to the stomach. The
recalled soda machines are shaped like coffee makers, with a white exterior and a black
lid, under which a carbon dioxide container and mixing ingredients are placed. The model
name, "Drink Master," "Drink Maker," "The Drink Machine," or
"The Carbonator" is printed in black on the front of the machine. Under the lid
are the words "Made in Sweden." The soda makers were sold at state and county
fairs and conventions between 1990 and 1996 for about $200 to $250.
Consumers should stop using these soda machines immediately and call The Soft Drink
Company, of Seattle, Washington, toll-free at (877) 438-7632 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT
Monday through Friday to receive a free repair. Unused machines should be discarded to
prevent the possibility of injury.
Soda machines sold after 1996 are not being recalled.
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