Recall: Signature Gourmet and Crofton Personal Blenders
On 2008-08-07, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Signature Gourmet and Crofton Personal Blenders due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2006 for about $13.00 to $16.00.
About 100,000 units are involved in this East West Distributing blender recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Blenders, Mixers & Juicers category in 2008.
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What is the problem?
While placing the cup on or off the base of the blender, the blender can be inadvertently turned on, activating the blade. This can pose a serious laceration hazard to consumers.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Signature Gourmet (item number W14A3691) and the Crofton (model number SB-19) personal blenders. The blenders are white and have 3 components parts ' a base containing a power button, a blade assembly, and a blending cup. Signature Gourmet or Crofton is printed on the front of the base of the unit. 'SB-19' or 'W14A3691' is located on a label at the bottom of the unit.
Information on where these items sold new+: The Signature Gourmet blenders were sold at Walgreens stores nationwide from July 2006 through March 2008 for about $16. The Crofton blenders were sold at Aldi stores nationwide from May 2007 through March 2008 for about $13.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should stop using the recalled blenders immediately and call Atico International USA for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.
Consumers should call Atico International USA toll-free at (877) 546-4835 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at www.aticousa.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 14 reports of lacerations, including 11 that required medical treatment and stitches.
+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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