|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2012
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 708-7846
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Black & Decker Coffeemakers Recalled by Applica Consumer Products Due to Injury Hazard
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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Black & Decker® Spacemaker™ 12-Cup Programmable Under-the-Cabinet Coffeemakers
Units: About 159,000
Distributor: Applica Consumer Products Inc. of Miramar, Fla.
Hazard: The coffee pot handle can break, causing cuts and burns to the consumer.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 1,276 reports of handles breaking, including 68 reports of burns and/or cuts.
Description: 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.
Sold at: Major retailers nationwide from July 2008 through May 2012 for about $50-80.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the coffeemakers and contact Applica for a full refund of the entire under-the-counter coffeemaker.
Consumer Contact: 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
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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