Empower Brands recalls 490,000 Power XL Self-Cleaning Juicers

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The juicers can rupture during use, striking consumers

Empower Brands of Middleton, Wisc., is recalling about 490,000

PowerXL Self-Cleaning Juicers sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The juicers can rupture during use, striking consumers and posing a laceration hazard, or leave small particle shavings in the juice, posing an ingestion hazard.

The firm is aware of 261 reports of incidents including 47 reports of injuries, some of which involved severe cuts requiring emergency treatment, stitches, bruises and ingestion of small particles requiring medical attention.

This recall involves PowerXL Models SHL96 and SHL90-SC Self-Cleaning Juicers.

The countertop, brushed stainless steel, self-cleaning juicers have a built-in automatic shut-off system. The PowerXL logo is located on the front of the juicer.

UPC code 7-52356-83067-0 is printed on the bottom of the Model SHL96 and UPS code 7-52356-83138-7 is on the back of the SHL90-SC juicer.

Both juicers were manufactured in China.

Model SHL90-SC was sold at Walmart and other stores nationwide and online at www.walmart.com, and model SHL96 was sold at BJ’s Wholesale Club, CVS, Kohl’s, Marshall’s, Target, T.J. Maxx, Walmart, and other stores nationwide, including online at www.amazon.com from September 2020, through August 2022, for between $65 and $100.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled juicers and contact Empower Brands to receive a full refund.

Consumers may contact Empower Brands toll-free at (866) 606-2441 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CT), Monday through Friday, by email at juicerrecall@brandprotectplus.com or online at www.prodprotect.com/recall/juicer for more information.

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