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Janome America Inc. Recalls Elna Sewing Machines Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–June 1, 2011.  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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Sewing machine

Units: About 600

Importer: Janome America Inc. of Mahwah, N.J.

Hazard: The wires inside the sewing machine can short circuit, posing a risk of fire.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm knows of one report of a sewing machine catching fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Elna eXcellence 740 sewing machine. The machine is white and navy with a digital touch panel. “Elna” and “eXcellence 740” are printed on the front of the machine.

Sold at: Sewing machine stores nationwide from September 2010 through April 2011 for about $3,000.

Manufactured in: Japan and Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the machine and return it to the store where it was purchased for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Janome America at (800) 631-0183 anytime or visit the firm’s website at www.elnausa.com

Picture of Recalled Sewing machine

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov

Source: cpsc.gov

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