3 Cup Mini Chopper Instruction Manual

3 Cup Mini Chopper Instruction Manual
3 Cup Mini Chopper
Instruction Manual
Styled for Life
Designed & Engineered in New York City
Table of Contents
Important Safeguards..................................................................................................................2-3
Additional Important Safeguards...............................................................................................4
Notes on the Plug..............................................................................................................................5
Notes on the Cord.............................................................................................................................5
Plasticizer Warning............................................................................................................................6
Electric Power.....................................................................................................................................6
Getting to Know Your CRUX 3 Cup Mini Chopper..............................................................6
Before Using for the First Time...................................................................................................8
Operating Instructions................................................................................................................ 8-9
CHOP/PUREE Quick Guide.........................................................................................................10
Hints for Best Results...................................................................................................................... 11
User Maintenance Instructions................................................................................................... 12
Care & Cleaning Instructions...................................................................................................... 12
Storing Instructions......................................................................................................................... 12
Recipe Guide................................................................................................................................ 13-19
Warranty....................................................................................................................................... 20-21
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should
always be followed, including the following:
1.READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
2.
To protect against risk of electrical shock do not put cord, plugs,
or appliance in water or other liquid.
3.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities,
or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliances by a
person responsible for their safety.
4.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with
the appliance.
5.
Unplug from outlet when not in use, before putting on or taking off
parts, and before cleaning the appliance.
6.
Avoid contacting moving parts.
7.
Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after
the appliance malfunctions, or has been damaged in any manner.
Bring it to a qualified technician for examination, repair or electrical
or mechanical adjustment.
8.
The use of attachments not recommended or sold by the
manufacturer may cause fire, electric shock or injury.
9.
Do not use outdoors.
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10.
Do not let cord hang over edge of table or counter.
11.
Do not let cord contact hot surfaces, including the stove.
12.
Keep hands and utensils away from moving blades while processing
food to reduce the risk of severe injury to persons or damage to the
Mini Chopper. A scraper or spatula may be used only when the
Mini Chopper is not running.
13.
Blades are sharp. Handle carefully.
14.
To reduce the risk of injury, never place the CHOP/PUREE blade
onto the motor base without first locking the work bowl properly
in place.
15.
Be certain cover is securely locked in place before operating this
Mini Chopper.
16.
Do not attempt to defeat the cover interlock mechanism.
FOR HOUSEHOLD
USE ONLY
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
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ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT
SAFEGUARDS
1.All users of this appliance must read and understand this owner’s
manual before operating or cleaning this appliance.
2.The cord to this appliance should be plugged into a 120V AC
electrical outlet only.
3.Do not leave this appliance unattended during use.
4.If this appliance begins to malfunction during use, immediately
release the CHOP or PUREE button and unplug the cord. Do not
use or attempt to repair the malfunctioning appliance.
5.If this appliance falls or accidentally becomes immersed in water,
unplug it immediately. DO NOT REACH INTO THE WATER! Do not
use this appliance after it has fallen into or becomes immersed in
water.
6.To reduce the risk of injury to persons or property, never use this
appliance in an unstable position.
7.Do not use this appliance for other than its intended use.
8.Use extreme care when handling the blades. Always insert and
remove blade by using the blade stem. Do not touch the blades
with your fingers. The blades are very sharp and can cause injury if
touched.
9.This Mini Chopper is intended for processing small quantities of
food. It is not intended to prepare large quantities of food at one
time.
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10.Never use for extended periods of time. The Mini Chopper does its
work in seconds.
11.Do not operate the Mini Chopper without food contents in work bowl.
12.Do not use if the work bowl is cracked or chipped.
NOTES ON THE PLUG
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other).
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug will fit in a polarized
outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse
the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not
modify the plug in any way.
NOTES ON THE CORD
A.A short power-supply cord (or detachable power-supply cord) is to
be provided to reduce the risk resulting from becoming entangled
in or tripping over a longer cord.
B.Longer detachable power-supply cords or extension cords are
available and may be used if care is exercised in their use.
C.If a long detachable power-supply cord or extension cord is used :
1.The marked electrical rating of the cord or extension cord should
be at least as great as the electrical rating of the appliance;
2.If the appliance is of the grounded type, the extension cord
should be a grounding-type3-wire cord.
3.The longer cord should be arranged so that it does not drape
over the countertop or table top where it can be pulled on by
children or tripped over unintentionally.
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PLASTICIZER WARNING
CAUTION: To prevent Plasticizers from migrating to the finish of
the counter top or table top or other furniture, place NON-PLASTIC
coasters or place mats between the appliance and the finish of the
counter top or table top. Failure to do so may cause the finish to
darken; permanent blemishes may occur or stains can appear.
ELECTRIC POWER
If the electrical circuit is overloaded with other appliances, your
appliance may not operate properly. It should be operated on a
separate electrical circuit from other appliances.
Life is Busy
Keep it simple in the kitchen with CRUX.
Simple. Quick. Efficient. An indispensible tool for today’s creative cook. Use to chop veggies
for healthy salads, salsas, puree beans for hummus, dressings, sauces and dips. This 3 Cup
Mini Chopper is perfect for anyone with dietary restrictions or requirements. Process your
own fresh nut butters: tahini, peanut, almond, cashew. Feel free to #CookLikeYouMeanIt
and experiment! Design new sauces for pastas, vegetables, salads & pestos with your own
special touches. Grind fresh chicken or fish for burgers. Prepare your own organic baby
foods and even ice cream with no heavy cream, no added sugar, fat-free, dairy-free, vegan,
paleo and gluten-free! Parts are dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning.
We want you to focus on the things that matter most in your life—family, friends,
community, and of course, delicious cooking. Let us get to the CRUX of your kitchen needs.
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Getting to Know Your CRUX 3 Cup Mini Chopper
Product may vary slightly from illustration
1.Lid
2. Easy Pour Openings
3. Blade Stem
4. Stainless Steel
CHOP/PUREE Blade
5. 3 Cup (750 ml)
Work Bowl with
Handle
8. PUREE Button
6. Motor Base
10.Cord Wrap
(not shown)
7. CHOP Button
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9. Non-Slip Feet
(not shown)
Before Using for the First Time
1. Carefully remove all packaging materials before using.
2. Wash Mini Chopper lid, CHOP/PUREE blade and work bowl in warm soapy water; rinse
and dry thoroughly, see Cleaning Instructions.
CAUTION: Always unplug the appliance from outlet before assembly and before installing
or removing attachments.
CAUTION: BLADES ARE SHARP, HANDLE WITH CARE.
CAUTION: Always insert or remove the CHOP/PUREE blade by grasping the blade stem
when assembling or disassembling. Do not touch the CHOP/PUREE blade with your fingers.
The blade is very sharp and can cause injury if touched.
CAUTION: DO NOT IMMERSE MOTOR BASE IN WATER OR OTHER LIQUIDS.
Operating Instructions
1. Place the Mini Chopper on a stable, clean, dry and level surface. A small spatula is helpful
to remove processed foods.
2. Place the work bowl (without lid and blade) onto the base, with the handle in the center,
facing you. Turn handle counter-clockwise (to the right side of the unit) until it locks into
position.
3. Holding the blade stem, carefully drop the CHOP/PUREE blade over the center drive
shaft in the work bowl, rotating if necessary, until it drops down into place.
CAUTION: NEVER TOUCH THE BLADE ITSELF!
4. Cut food to be processed into uniform pieces no larger than 1/2-inch.
Distribute food evenly around the blade.
IMPORTANT: Place no more than 3 cups of food into the work bowl.
5. With the lid faced forward, the word LOCK placed over the work bowl handle, turn the lid
counter-clockwise, in the direction of the imprinted arrow. Slide the lid lock tab into the
handle lid lock slot. The lid will lock into place.
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Fig. 2
NOTE: This appliance is equipped with a cover interlock mechanism. The Mini Chopper will
not operate unless the lid lock tab is correctly inserted into the base lid lock slot.
6. Plug into a 120V AC electrical outlet.
7. To start, press either the CHOP or the PUREE button for 3 to 5 seconds and then release;
the motor will stop. Press and quickly release to PULSE for a finer consistency.
NOTE: If the Mini Chopper does not start, check to make sure the work bowl is properly
assembled onto the base and that the lid is properly assembled on the work bowl and is
locked to the base.
8. Stream oil or liquids through the lid’s 2 easy-pour openings.
9. When finished chopping, unplug the unit and allow blades to stop rotating before
disassembling.
10.Turn the lid handle clockwise to unlock. Lift lid off to remove.
11. Carefully grasp blade stem and lift out of bowl.
12.Turn bowl clockwise to unlock. Release and lift off base.
13.Use a scraper or small spatula to remove processed food from bowl.
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CHOP/PUREE QUICK GUIDE
Timing suggestions below apply to the Mini Chopper’s CHOP or PUREE speeds.
FOOD
FOOD PREPARATION
AMOUNT
PROCESS
Cheese,
hard or soft
1/2-inch pieces
Up to 1 cup
Press CHOP
quickly release
to pulse
Up to 2-1/2 cups
PUREE
Place ingredients into work
Salad Dressings /
bowl. Stream oil or liquids
Mayonnaise
through the lid
Fresh Herbs,
washed, dried
When used with other
ingredients place whole herbs
on bottom of work bowl
Up to 3 cups
CHOP
Grind Spices
No preparation necessary
Up to 2-1/2 cups
CHOP
Raw Fruits &
Vegetables
1/2-inch pieces
(including onions)
Up to 3 cups
CHOP or PUREE
Cooked Fruits &
Vegetables
1-inch pieces
Up to 3 cups
PUREE
Raw Meat/Fish
Freeze for 20 minutes.
1-inch pieces
Up to 1/2 cup
CHOP or PUREE
to desired
consistency
Crackers /
Cookies / Bread
Break or tear into pieces
Up to 3 cups
CHOP
Up to 2-1/2 cups
Press CHOP
quickly release to
pulse to desired
consistency
Up to 1 cup
PUREE to desired
consistency
Nuts (peanuts,
almonds, walnuts, No preparation necessary
cashews, etc)
Nut Butters
Add a few drops of oil,
if desired
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Hints for Best Results
•Process up to 3 cups of food at a time. DO NOT OVERFILL. If larger quantities are
desired, process in several small batches.
• Cut food into uniform sized pieces, no larger than 1/2 to 1-inch. Distribute food evenly
in the work bowl before processing. See the quick guide for optimal results.
• Layer foods so that herbs with stems are on the bottom of the work bowl.
• Use the specially designed easy pour openings on the lid to stream in liquids during
processing.
• Be careful not to over-process. Most foods require only 3 to 8 seconds.
• Do not attempt to process extremely hard food which is difficult to cut with a kitchen
knife. Such as uncooked squash, etc.
• This Mini Chopper is not suitable for chopping ice.
• Remove bones, pits, and hard shells before processing to avoid damage to the unit.
• This unit is not designed for processing liquids or foods with a high liquid content.
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User Maintenance Instructions
This appliance requires little maintenance. It contains no user serviceable parts. Do not try
to repair it yourself. Any servicing requiring disassembly must be performed by a qualified
appliance repair technician.
Cleaning Instructions
CAUTION: Blades are sharp. Handle carefully. Always grasp the blade stem to clean.
CAUTION: Never place Mini Chopper base in water or other liquids.
1. Unplug and allow CHOP/PUREE blade to stop rotating before disassembling.
2. Wash the lid, CHOP/PUREE blade and the work bowl in warm soapy water; rinse and dry
thoroughly. Removable parts may also be placed on the top shelf of the dishwasher.
3. Clean the exterior and motor base with a soft damp cloth and dry.
Storing Instruction
1. Unplug and clean unit.
2. Assemble unit with lid and CHOP/PUREE blade in position. Store unit in its box or in a
clean, dry place.
CAUTION: Blades are sharp. Handle carefully. Always grasp the blade stem when storing
for future use.
3. Never store unit while it is still plugged in.
4. Wrap the cord around the cord storage area located on the bottom of the Mini Chopper.
5. Do not put any stress on the cord where it enters the unit, as it could cause the cord to
fray and break.
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Recipe Guide
Avocado Cream with Artichoke & Kale
Makes: 1-1/2 cup
Packed with plant-based goodness, this dip is both tasty and nutritious. Smear over toast,
add to pita bread for pockets, spoon onto tortillas for wraps.
Tip: Use frozen or jarred artichoke hearts. If hearts are marinated in oil, use that oil in the
dip. Thaw and drain frozen artichoke hearts before processing.
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1 cup chopped curly kale
1/2 tablespoon olive oil + more to drizzle in
1 cup artichoke hearts*, drained
1/2 large Haas avocado
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tablespoon Adobo seasoning
1 handful fresh Italian parsley or cilantro
black pepper, to taste
Chop kale into thin ribbons. If artichoke hearts are whole, cut into quarters. Add to work
bowl.
Scoop flesh from the avocados. Add to work bowl. Drizzle in lemon juice, garlic, Adobo
seasoning and black pepper. CHOP until completely smooth.
Transfer the avocado cream, kale, and artichoke hearts to a serving dish. Serve alongside
tortilla chips, pita chips, rice crackers, or sliced vegetables.
Best enjoyed fresh, Avocado Cream will keep for 1-2 days in the refrigerator. Store leftovers
in an airtight container with a layer of plastic wrap pressed up against the cream to prevent
browning.
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Roasted Tomato and Pepper Gazpacho
Makes: 2-1/2 cups
This gazpacho is the perfect light and refreshing cold soup for a hot summer’s day. Roasting
vegetables brings out their sweetness and rich taste. Try using a combination of peppers to
broaden the flavor. Perfect as a topping for steamed or grilled fish or shrimp.
Tip: Use your CRUX 2.2 lb. Air Fryer, or CRUX 6-Slice Convection Oven to roast veggies.
• 3 plum tomatoes, roasted
• 6 mini bell peppers, roasted (may substitute 1-1/2 large bell peppers)
• 1/4 cup green onion, roasted
• 1 poblano pepper, roasted
• 1 jalapeno pepper, roasted
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
• 1 pinch dried oregano
• 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
• freshly ground black pepper to taste
• 1/2 lemon, juiced
• 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
• 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
• salt and ground black pepper to taste
• 1 English cucumber, peeled and finely diced
• 1 cup daikon radish, cut into chunks (may substitute red or white radishes)
• 2 plum tomatoes, cut into 8ths
Roast 3 plum tomatoes, 6 mini peppers, green onions, 1 poblano and 1 jalapeno pepper.
NOTE: Roast any combination of fresh peppers to your taste.
Add garlic cloves, salt, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper, and black pepper, lemon juice,
Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, salt and pepper to the work bowl. Press CHOP and quickly
release to pulse for 3 to 4 seconds until garlic is minced.
or chunkier gazpacho, add cucumber, daikon radish, fresh tomatoes and Press CHOP and
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quickly release to pulse to the desired chunky consistency. Remove to serving bowl.
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Add roasted tomatoes, roasted peppers to the work bowl. Press PUREE until well combined.
Add to serving bowl. Stir to combine. Taste for seasonings and add salt and pepper if
needed.
Cover and chill in refrigerator for 2 hours.
Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing
Makes 1-1/2 cups
It just doesn’t get any better than Ginger Salad Dressing! Fresh, spicy vibrant flavors of
ginger with undertones of luxurious sesame magically transform any Asian salad.
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1/2 cup minced onion
7 tablespoons peanut oil
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2 tablespoons minced celery
2 tablespoons ketchup
4 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons grated carrot
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
3 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Press PUREE and quickly release to pulse all dressing ingredients until smooth.
Transfer to a dressing jar and refrigerate for later use.
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Garlic, Dill & Artichoke Dip
Makes 1-1/2 to 2 cups
Last minute party or gathering? These pantry items can be combined for a quick and
easy, healthy dip in a couple minutes time! Great for snacking, mound onto crackers, fresh
vegetable chips, cucumber rounds, top with an olive, jalapeno pepper, radish flower, snipped
fresh chives.
Tip: Great with tortilla chips, or in a wrap... possibilities are endless!
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1 clove garlic
1 handful fresh dill
1 cup canned cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1 tablespoon cumin
2 teaspoons Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1 heaping cup canned or jarred artichoke hearts, drained
1/3 cup olive oil
Add garlic and fresh dill to the work bowl. Press CHOP and quickly release to pulse until
completely smooth.
Add the remainder of the ingredients except the olive oil. Press CHOP and quickly release
to pulse until food is chopped uniformly.
Stream oil through the lid. Increase speed to PUREE until luscious and creamy.
Taste and add salt and pepper to your liking.
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Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto
Makes about 1-1/2 cups
This thick and fragrant pesto, featuring roasted pumpkin seeds, olive oil, cilantro and garlic,
is a versatile spread for sandwiches, wraps, tossed with hot pasta or served over spiralized,
roasted or steamed vegetables.
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3 cloves garlic
1 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup salted, roasted pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, or more, to taste
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, or to taste
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, or more, to taste
Add garlic and fresh cilantro to the work bowl. Press CHOP and quickly release to pulse
until completely smooth.
Add the remainder of the ingredients except the olive oil. Press CHOP and quickly release
to pulse until combined.
Stream oil through the lid. Increase speed to PUREE until creamy.
Taste and add salt and pepper to your liking.
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Great Green Sauce
Makes: 1-1/2 cups
Tangy, slightly sweet, this sauce will completely transform your bowl of greens. Anchovy
adds a rich umami flavor. Serve as a dip, spread, or as a topping on pasta or fresh fish.
Tip: Thin with water or oil to use as a salad dressing or a marinade.
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1 avocado
2 anchovies, packed in oil
1 cup packed parsley and cilantro leaves (combined)
1 jalapeño, ribs and seeds removed
2 cloves garlic
juice of one lime (or two - get lots of limey goodness in there!)
1⁄2 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 cup pistachios
1⁄2 cup olive oil
Add all ingredients, except pistachios, to the work bowl. Press CHOP and quickly release to
pulse, streaming oil through the lid.
Add pistachios and Increase speed to PUREE. Process until the desired consistency.
Taste and add salt if needed.
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Soft Serve Chocolate Chip Banana Ice Cream
3-4 servings
Use your 3 Cup Mini Chopper to make the most delicious, healthy, soft serve banana ice
cream with no heavy cream, no added sugar. For the health conscious, omit chocolate chips,
blend in a pinch of spirulina or add a small handful spinach for color and an extra nutrient
boost. This dessert is dairy-free, fat-free, vegan, paleo and gluten-free!
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2 medium bananas, peeled, cut into chunks, and frozen
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
3 - 4 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
• 1/4 cup vanilla almond milk, or more, to taste
• 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Cut fresh bananas into 2-inch pieces. Place into a locking freezer bag and freeze overnight.
Before processing, allow bananas to soften for 15 to 20 minutes at room temperature.
NOTE: Bananas should be beginning to soften on the outside, but still frozen inside.
Dissolve cocoa in water. Add frozen bananas, cocoa water and vanilla to the work bowl.
Press PUREE and quickly release to pulse until smooth. Stream in almond milk as needed
for processing. Remove lid and use a small spatula to stir contents as needed. Stir chocolate
chips into finished ice cream.
Place ice cream in a lidded freezer container. For a slightly harder serve, freeze for an
additional 30 minutes.
VARIATIONS:
Peanut Butter Cup: Add 2-3 tablespoons of peanut butter or any nut butter or allergyfriendly alternative of your choice. If desired, drizzle softened nut butter over the top.
Orange Chocolate Chip: Replace half the vanilla almond milk with orange juice.
Add 1/2 teaspoon orange extract.
Mint Chocolate Chip: Add 1/8 teaspoon pure peppermint extract (or more if desired).
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Limited Two-Year Warranty
SENSIO Inc. hereby warrants that for
a period of TWO YEARS from the date
of purchase, this product will be free
from mechanical defects in material
and workmanship, and for 90 days in
respect to non-mechanical parts. At its
sole discretion, SENSIO Inc. will either
repair or replace the product found to
be defective, or issue a refund on the
product during the warranty period.
The warranty is only valid for the
original retail purchaser from the
date of initial retail purchase and is
not transferable. Keep the original
sales receipt, as proof of purchase
is required to obtain warranty
validation. Retail stores selling this
product do not have the right to alter,
modify, or in any way revise the terms
and conditions of the warranty.
Exclusions:
The warranty does not cover normal
wear of parts or damage resulting
from any of the following: negligent
use of the product, use of improper
voltage or current, improper routine
maintenance, use contrary to the
operating instructions, disassembly,
repair, or alteration by anyone other
than qualified SENSIO Inc. personnel.
Also, the warranty does not cover
Acts of God such as fire, floods,
hurricanes, or tornadoes.
SENSIO Inc. shall not be liable for any
incidental or consequential damages
caused by the breach of any express
or implied warranty.
Apart from the extent prohibited by
applicable law, any implied warranty
of merchantability or fitness for a
particular purpose is limited in time
to the duration of the warranty. Some
states, provinces or jurisdictions do
not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages,
or limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, and therefore, the
above exclusions or limitations may
not apply to you. The warranty covers
specific legal rights which may vary by
state, province and/or jurisdiction.
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How To Obtain Warranty Service:
You must contact Customer Service at
our toll-free number: 1-866-832-4843.
A Customer Service Representative
will attempt to resolve warranty issues
over the phone. If the Customer Service
Representative is unable to resolve the
problem, you will be provided with a
case number and asked to return the
product to SENSIO Inc. Attach a tag to
the product that includes: your name,
address, daytime contact telephone
number, case number, and description
of the problem.
Also, include a copy of the original
sales receipt. Carefully package
the tagged product with the sales
receipt, and send it (with shipping
and insurance prepaid) to SENSIO
Inc.’s address. SENSIO Inc. shall bear
no responsibility or liability for the
returned product while in transit
to SENSIO Inc.’s Customer Service
Center.
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All rights reserved.
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For customer service questions or comments
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