November 15, 2001
Hamilton Beach Recalls Juice Extractors
Allen, Va. (SafetyAlerts)
- Hamilton Beach
about 2.4 million
juice extractors. The juice extractor's strainer
basket and lid can break apart, posing a risk of injury to nearby consumers,
who can be struck by metal or plastic.
Hamilton Beach has received 35 reports in the U.S. and Canada of strainer
baskets breaking apart, including four incidents where consumers required
stitches after being struck by broken metal and plastic.
The recalled juice extractors are white plastic, about 12 inches in height,
and have the name "Hamilton Beach" printed on the side of the unit. The
juice extractors have the following model numbers, which can be found under
each unit: 67150, 67180, 67180W, 395WS, 67199 and 3920JS.
Mass merchandise stores nationwide sold these juice extractors between 1992
and October 2001 for between $30 and $40.
Consumers should stop using these juice extractors immediately and call
Hamilton Beach at (800) 298-9955 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through
Friday for information on how to participate in the recall. Consumers with
models for which replacement parts are available (models 67150, 67180 and
67180W) will receive a free replacement strainer basket. Consumers with
models for which replacement parts are not available (models 395WS, 67199
and 3920JS) will receive their choice of a new juice extractor or a $10