Janome has contacted Temecula Valley Sewing Center and all Janome sewing machine dealers, indicating that 215 Memory Craft 11000SE sewing machines were stolen en route to a Janome America facility. We are estimating that this would be nearly one million dollars worth of wholesale merchandise, and there’s no doubt that Janome is working diligently to recover the machines.
You should be very cautious about purchasing an 11000SE on the internet, or anywhere for that matter, and especially if the price is very low. Make sure the machine has a serial number, and make sure to contact your local dealer so they can check that the serial number is not on the list of stolen machines.
Janome has voided the warranty for all 215 of these machines, and dealers are advised to confiscate any of the machines if they should be brought into our stores for service (or for any other reason).