Recall: Espresso makers
On 2016-11-30, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Espresso makers due to a potential Burn & Impact hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2014 for about $30 to $45.
About 20,000 units are involved in this IMUSA USA, LLC, of Doral, Fla. espresso makers recall. 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 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 18 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The filler cap at the top of the unit can crack and allow steam to escape, posing a risk of burns to the user. In addition, the cap can pop off unexpectedly as a result of pressure buildup, posing an impact injury risk to a bystander.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves IMUSA espresso makers. The black or gray and black espresso makers have model numbers GAU-18200 and GAU-18201. The caps on the recalled espresso makers have date codes "201407" to "201411" The model number and date code are printed on a rating label on the bottom of the espresso maker. "IMUSA" is printed on the on front of the espresso maker.
These items were sold new+ at Kmart, Sears, Target and other stores nationwide from July 2014 through November 2014 for between $30 and $45.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled espresso makers and contact IMUSA for a free replacement filler cap.
IMUSA toll-free at 844-750-4165 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at email@example.com or online at www.imusausa.com and click on "Recall" at the top of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 43 incidents including one report of a consumer who sustained burns to his hand from steam escaping through a crack in the cap.
+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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