Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Product recall: Black & Decker coffeemaker

Let me post this news on a product recall first, though I have a few other things about coffee in mind right now. The recall was made several days ago:

Major Coffeemaker Recall

Last Update: 6/24 12:58 pm

WASHINGTON -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of more than a half-million coffeemakers manufactured by Black & Decker and sold over the past three years.

The "Spacemaker" models in question are typically mounted on the bottom of kitchen or office cabinets.

They may have brewing baskets that can shift out of place and allow scalding hot coffee to pour onto user's hands. There have already been 235 complaints and ten reports of burns.

See the C.P.S.C. news release below to learn more.

CPSC Press Release

C.P.S.C. News Release:

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.

Name of Product: Black & Decker® brand Spacemaker™ Coffeemakers

Units: About 584,000

Distributor: Applica Consumer Products Inc., of Miramar, Fla.

Hazard: The brew basket can shift out of alignment allowing hot water to overflow. This poses a scalding and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 235 reports of hot water overflowing and contacting consumers, including 10 reports of second-degree burns.

Full article here

US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website

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