Friday, October 31, 2008

Fit & Fresh(tm) Mixers Recalled by MEDport LLC Due to Laceration Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Fit & Fresh(tm) Smooth Blend Mixers

Units: About 54,500

Importer: MEDport LLC, of Providence, R.I.

Hazard: While placing the cup on or off the base of the mixer, the mixer can unexpectedly turn on, activating the blade. This can pose a serious laceration hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: MEDport has received one report of finger lacerations that required medical treatment.

Description: This recall involves Fit & Fresh(tm) Smooth Blend Mixers with item number 770FF and model number SB-19. The white mixers have four components - a base unit, blade assembly, blending cup and cap. Fit & Fresh(tm) is printed on the front of the base. The recalled mixers can be identified by the date code, a four-digit number located on the bottom of the base. Date codes included in the recall are: 2707, 4407, 5207 and 0308.

Sold at: Longs, GNC and Vitamin Shoppe stores nationwide and at www.amazon.com from September 2007 through August 2008 for about $25.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the mixers and determine if their product is subject to this recall. Consumers with the recalled mixers should return the product to the place of purchase or contact MEDport LLC to arrange for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact MEDport LLC at (800) 858-8840 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.medportllc.com .

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