Cabela's Recalls Electronic Jerky Blaster Due to Fire Hazard

         Cabela's Recalls Electronic Jerky Blaster Due to Fire Hazard

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop
using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or
attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency
created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public
from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types
of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous
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Recall Summary

Name of product: Electronic Jerky Blaster

Hazard: The battery charger adapter can overcharge causing the Electronic
Jerky Blaster's battery and battery charger adapter to overheat.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Cabela's at (800) 237-4444, anytime or online at
www.Cabelas.com and click on "Consumer Product Safety" at the bottom of the
page, for more information.

To see photos of the recalled products, go to
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Cabelas-Recalls-Electronic-Jerky-Blaster/

Recall Details

Units: About 600

Description: This recall involves Cabela's Electronic Jerky Blaster, which
resembles a caulking gun. The product has a black handle, a gold-toned 15"
tube that holds the meat with "Cabela's Power Jerky" written on it and
interchangeable tip at the end. The hand-held, battery powered appliance is
used for making jerky sticks or strips. It was sold as a set with
interchangeable tips and cleaning brushes. The recalled item number IK-540848
can be found underneath the barcode on the cardboard packaging that comes with
the product and on the front of the instruction manual.

Incidents/Injuries: There has been one report of the battery and the battery
charger overheating. There are no reports of injury.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled Electronic Jerky Blaster and
contact Cabela's for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at: Cabela's nationwide from August 2013 through March 2014
for about $150.

Manufacturer: Blue Sky Innovation Group, North Ridgeville, Ohio.

Manufactured in: China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the
public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of
thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.
Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the
nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting
consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or
mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products -
such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals –
contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with
consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a
publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall
ordered by the Commission.

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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