IMI Cornelius Recalls Juice Dispensers Due to Fire Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Quest Commercial Juice Dispensers
Units: About 14,000
Manufacturer: IMI Cornelius, of Osseo, Minn.
Hazard: Fraying of wiring within the wiring harness can cause the juice dispensers transformer to overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: IMI Cornelius has received one report of a transformer smoldering and smoking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Description: The recalled commercial juice dispensers have two or four dispensing valves with an illuminated or opaque rounded front cover. Dispensers with serial numbers starting with the following characters are included in this recall:
62A0522JT to 62A0540JT 62E0416JT to 62E0441JT 62F0425JT to 62F0453JT 62F0502JT to 62F0553JT 62F0601JT to 62F0631JT 72A0107JT to 72A0148JT 72A0303JT to 72A0350JT 72B0149JT to 72B0151JT 72B0202JT to 72B0252JT 72B0301JT to 72B0351JT 72C0305JT to 72C0352JT 72C0402JT to 72C0413JT 72D0345JT to 72D0353JT 72D0402JT to 72D0413JT 72E0414JT to 72E0424JT 72A0202JT The serial number can be found on the inside of the front door of the dispenser.
Sold to: Commercial customers for installation in hospitality and other food service establishments nationwide from February 2001 through August 2006 for about $2,000 (2-flavor unit) or about $3,200 (4-flavor unit).
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Customers should unplug the unit, open the door, and inspect the wire harness in the bottom left corner of the cabinet. If the colored wiring is cut or cracked (see photos below), customers should immediately stop using the unit and contact IMI Cornelius. IMI Cornelius is contacting all customers directly to provide a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call IMI Cornelius at (800) 344-3801 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.cornelius.com
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