Recall: Black & Decker Spacemaker 12-Cup Programmable Under-the-Cabinet Coffeemakers
On 2012-06-01, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Black & Decker Spacemaker 12-Cup Programmable Under-the-Cabinet Coffeemakers due to a potential cut and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2008 for about $50 to $80.
About 200,000 units are involved in this Applica Consumer Products coffeemaker recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Coffee Makers & Tea Kettles category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 17 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 708-7846
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What is the problem?
The coffee pot handle can break, causing cuts and burns to the consumer.
Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Black & Decker brand 12-cup coffeemakers designed to mount under a cabinet. Available in either white or black models, the words "BLACK & DECKER SPACEMAKER" are printed in the top right-hand corner. The coffeemakers have a digital time display in the top left corner and five round buttons above the water reservoir. The 12-cup coffee pots are glass with a molded handle the same color as the machine and a silver metallic bracket running around the glass near the bottom.
The recall includes model numbers SDC740, SDC740B, SDC740BR, SDC740C, SDC740DIS, SDC740R, SDC750, SDC750C and SDC750DIS. The model number is printed on the underside of the coffeemaker, directly below the water reservoir.
These items were sold new+ at Major retailers nationwide from July 2008 through May 2012 for about $50-80.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the coffeemakers and contact Applica to exchange their coffee pot for a free replacement.
For additional information, contact Applica Consumer Products toll-free at (866)708-7846 between 8:30 a.m. through 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm's website at www.acprecall.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 1,276 reports of handles breaking, including 68 reports of burns and/or cuts.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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