|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|April 30, 2009
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.
Product Involved: Popcorn Machines
Units: About 220
Importer: DTX International (d/b/a Great American Popcorn Co.), of Mancelona, Mich.
Hazard: The heating element of the popcorn machine's warming deck can remain on after being switched off. This poses a burn hazard to users.
Incidents/Injuries: DTX has received one report of the heating element remaining on when switched off. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the "Pasadena," "Princeton" and "Paducah" 8-ounce popcorn machines. The model name is printed on the top of the unit. The recall includes units with and without the cart.
Sold online at: Discount Tommy (discounttommy.com) and Great American Popcorn Company (greatamericanpopcorn.com) from September 2008 through October 2008 for between $150 and $350.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using popcorn machines immediately and contact DTX International to arrange for a free repair including shipping.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact DTX International at (800) 665-0728 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.greatamericanpopcorn.com