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Home Shredder
Electronics
Printers, Scanners, Copiers & Faxes
Business and Office Machines (571)
Walmart Stores Inc.    
Office Companion
SH081M
091599
 
 
Walmart
Kentucky
8/15/2009 This date is an estimate
The consumer indicates that she had been using her home shredder the day of the incident on and off in the morning. The consumer went to use the unit again and so she plugged it in. When the consumer went to feed the shredder, it blew up on her. The consumer sustained injuries to her right arm, her face, and her head; her lashes, nasal hairs, and eyebrows were singed.

The consumer went to the Emergency Room and was treated for all her burn injuries; she was also prescribed ointment and pain pills.

The consumer states that she used the unit once or twice per year.

The consumer plans on keeping her home shredder for at least the next thirty days in case an investigation ensues.
8/12/2019
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Injury→Injury, Emergency Department Treatment Received
Self
Female
59 years
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Comment from Walmart Stores Inc. 10/7/2019
Walmart cannot identify the product in question. Please contact 1800 925 6278 and provide the details of the incident. Be sure to provide model number and UPC so that they can better assist you.

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