A recall has been issued through the Consumer Product Safety Commission for Empower Brands Power XL Self-Cleaning Juicers, model numbers SHL90-SC and SHL-90. According to the recall, these juicers can rupture during use, striking consumers and posing a laceration hazard, or can leave small particle shavings in the juice, posing an ingestion hazard to consumers. There are currently 261 reports of incidents involving these juicers, including approximately 47 reports of injuries and ingestion of small particles requiring medical attention.
Approximately 469,000 juicers are included in the recall in the United States. Another 10,900 were sold in Canada. Model SHL90-SC were found to be sold at Walmart and other large stores nationwide. Model SHL96 has been found to be sold at BJ’s Wholesale Club, CVS, Kohl’s, Marshall’s, Target, T.J. Maxx, Walmart, and other stores nationwide, including online at Amazon.
Consumers who purchased one of these juicers are advised to immediately stop using the juicer. Contact Empower Brands to receive a full refund for the product. To identify if your product is affected by this recall, you can check the model of affected juicer by looking at the rating label that is located on the bottom of the SHL96 units, or side the SHL90-SC units.
If you or someone you know has been injured by an Empower Brands’ juicer, contact an experienced attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-222-7211 or toll free at 1-800-870-9584. Abraham Watkins is the longest standing personal injury firm in Texas and has successfully represented many individuals and families who have who have been injured by a defective and unreasonably dangerous product.