July 18, 2002Aroma Housewares Has Recalled a Juicer
Diego, CA (SafetyAlerts)
- Aroma Housewares Co. has recalled about 117,000 more juice extractors
or juicers. The juicer's filter and lid can break apart and project metal
and plastic into the air, causing injuries to consumers.
The firm previously recalled 40,000 juicers in June 1999. This recall
includes redesigned juicers used as replacements for the original recall.
Aroma Housewares has received two additional reports of the redesigned
juicer's filter and lid breaking apart, resulting in two consumers suffering
minor injuries. There have been 32 reports of the original juicer breaking,
and 32 reports of injuries. Seven of these injuries required stitches and
one required surgery for lacerated arteries.
All model ACJ-250 Aroma Juice Extractors are included in the recall.
"ACJ-250" and "MADE IN CHINA" are written on the bottom of the juicer on a
silver label. The juice extractor is made of white and clear plastic and has
a metal filter. "Aroma" is printed on the front of the unit.
Discount specialty and department stores sold the recalled juice extractors
from March 1996 through July 2002 for about $25.
Consumers should stop using the recalled juice extractors immediately, and
call the company for information on receiving a refund. Even if consumers
previously received a replacement juicer as part of the original recall,
they should contact Aroma Housewares for a refund. Consumers should call
Aroma Housewares at (800) 276-6286 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday