Walmart Recalls General Electric® Coffee Makers Due to Fire Hazard

The coffee maker can overheat.

Recall date: May 20, 2010
Recall number: 10-238
  • Recalled Black Digital Coffee Maker

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    Recalled Black Digital Coffee Maker

  • Recalled White Digital Coffee Maker

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    Recalled White Digital Coffee Maker

Recall Summary

Name of product:

General Electric®-branded 12-cup digital coffee makers


The coffee maker can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Walmart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details


About 900,000


This recall involves General Electric®-brand 12-cup coffee makers sold in white or black. The digital coffee maker has programmable functions and plastic housing. The GE logo is printed on the base of the coffee maker and the model number is printed on the bottom of the base.


Model Numbers included in this recall are:

Model Number Color
169164 Black
169165 White


No other models are included in this recall.


Walmart has received 83 reports of overheating, smoking, melting, burning and fire, including three reports of minor burn injuries to consumer’s hands, feet and torso. Reports of property damage include a significant kitchen fire and damage to countertops, cabinets and a wall.


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coffee makers and return the product to any Walmart for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at

Walmart stores nationwide from March 2008 through January 2010 for about $30.


Walmart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.

Manufactured in


  • Recalled Black Digital Coffee Maker

  • Recalled White Digital Coffee Maker