Recall: Black & Decker brand Spacemaker Coffeemakers
On 2009-06-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Black & Decker brand Spacemaker Coffeemakers due to a potential burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2006 for about $60 to $70.
About 600,000 units are involved in this Applica Consumer Products coffeemaker recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 5th recall of products in the Coffee Makers & Tea Kettles category in 2009.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 18 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 668-4442
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What is the problem?
This item was recalled due to a burn hazard. More information may be available on the recall announcement.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled product is the Black & Decker-branded Spacemaker coffeemaker. The product has an under-cabinet mount, programmable digital clock/timer, removable water reservoir, and either a 12-cup glass carafe or an 8-cup thermal carafe. Only model numbers ODC440, ODC440B, ODC450 and ODC460 are included in the recall. The model number can be located on the back of the coffeemaker.
These items were sold new+ at Major retailers nationwide, including K-Mart, Kohl's, Target, Wal-Mart, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Amazon.com, from March 2006 through March 2009 for between $60 and $70.
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 stop using the recalled coffeemaker immediately and contact Applica for a free replacement brew basket.
For additional information, contact Applica toll-free at (866) 668-4442 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.acprecall.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 235 reports of hot water overflowing and contacting consumers, including 10 reports of second-degree burns.
+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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