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Juice Extractors Recalled

August 3, 2000

WASHINGTON (AP) _ A New York company is recalling 229,000 Betty Crocker juice extractors because their filters and lids can break apart and throw metal and plastic into the air.

Appliance Co. of America, of Great Neck, N.Y., has received 17 reports that juice extractors broke apart, including six incidents in which users suffered minor cuts to their hands and arms, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

The recalled juice extractor is model number 1480, written underneath the unit as part of a mark that reads ``BC-1480 Juice Extractor.″ The juice extractor is white and measures 12 1/2 inches high, 6 inches wide and 8 3/4 inches long.

Kmart stores nationwide sold the extractors from September 1992 through June 1995 for about $21.

The safety board advises consumers to stop using the juice extractors immediately and contact Appliance Co. of America for instructions on returning the units for refunds. Owners can call the company at 1-800-872-1656 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday.


On the Net: Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml00/00156.html

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