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Safety Alert

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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