Recall: Home Soda Machines Recalled by Drinkmaker of Sweden AB

May 10, 2001
Release # 01-151
Soda Machine Recall Hotline: (877) 438-7632
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051
CPSC, Drinkmaker of Sweden AB Announce Recall of Home Soda Machines WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Drinkmaker of Sweden AB is voluntarily recalling about 4,000 home soda-making machines. Components inside the soda machine can break apart, posing a serious risk of lacerations to consumers who can be struck by shrapnel.

There have been three reports of incidents: a 7-year-old boy suffered lacerations to the neck and arms that required hospitalization; a 44-year-old man suffered multiple fractures and a laceration to his right hand; and a 52-year-old man suffered lacerations to his right hand and chin, a fracture of the little finger and contusions to the stomach. The recalled soda machines are shaped like coffee makers, with a white exterior and a black lid, under which a carbon dioxide container and mixing ingredients are placed. The model name, "Drink Master," "Drink Maker," "The Drink Machine," or "The Carbonator" is printed in black on the front of the machine. Under the lid are the words "Made in Sweden." The soda makers were sold at state and county fairs and conventions between 1990 and 1996 for about $200 to $250.

Consumers should stop using these soda machines immediately and call The Soft Drink Company, of Seattle, Washington, toll-free at (877) 438-7632 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday to receive a free repair. Unused machines should be discarded to prevent the possibility of injury.

Soda machines sold after 1996 are not being recalled.

Home Soda Machines Recalled by Drinkmaker of Sweden AB