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Safety Alert

Cabela's Recalls Electronic Jerky Blaster 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: Electronic Jerky Blaster

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

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

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 immediately unplug the units from the outlet, or if hard-wired, the power source should be disconnected or turned off at the circuit breaker. Contact Paramount for a free replacement unit and free installation.

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