Recall: Cabela's Electronic Jerky Blaster
On 2014-05-14, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Cabela's Electronic Jerky Blaster due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2013 for about $150.
About 600 units are involved in this Blue Sky Innovation Group meat extruder recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Cutlery, Utensils & Gadgets category in 2014.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 3 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 237-4444
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What is the problem?
The battery charger adapter can overcharge causing the Electronic Jerky Blaster's battery and battery charger adapter to overheat.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Cabela's Electronic Jerky Blaster, which resembles a caulking gun. The product has a black handle, a gold-toned 15" tube that holds the meat with "Cabela's Power Jerky" written on it and interchangeable tip at the end. The hand-held, battery powered appliance is used for making jerky sticks or strips. It was sold as a set with interchangeable tips and cleaning brushes. The recalled item number IK-540848 can be found underneath the barcode on the cardboard packaging that comes with the product and on the front of the instruction manual.
These items were sold new+ at Cabela's nationwide from August 2013 through March 2014 for about $150.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
A remedy was not provided at the time of recall. Please contact the Cabela's for information on how to return or fix your product.
Cabela's at (800) 237-4444, anytime or online at www.Cabelas.com and click on "Consumer Product Safety" at the bottom of the page, for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
There has been one report of the battery and the battery charger overheating.¬† There are no reports of injury.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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