Black & Decker Recall Expanded for Under-Cabinet Coffeemakers
A 2012 Black & Decker Spacemaker coffeemaker recall has been expanded, adding another 641 units that may experience problems where the pot handle breaks off, posing a laceration hazard for users.
After recalling about 159,000 coffeemakers in June 2012, Black & Decker has expanded the recall this week, after receiving more than 300 additional reports of problems where the handles on the coffee pot broke, including more than a dozen reports involving burns and cuts.
The original recall was issued after at least 1,276 reports of problems were received, including at least 68 reports of injuries. The latest recall indicates that the number of incidence and injuries has increased to 1,607, with 83 reports of users suffering burns and cuts.
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The recalled Black & Decker Spacemaker coffeemaker are designed to mount underneath a cabinet and have “BLACK & DECKER® SPACEMAKER™” located on the top right hand side of the coffeemaker. The coffeemakers are black or white with a digital time display and have 5 round buttons to program the machine. The coffee pots have a 12 cup capacity and are glass with black or white molded handles. Consumers may verify if their coffeemaker is included in the recall by checking the model number located on a label under the water reservoir.
The affected coffeemakers were manufactured in China under Applica Consumer Products Inc. of Miramar, Fla. where they were sold at nationwide at True Value hardwood stores from July 2008 to June 2013 for about $50 to $80.
The CPSC recommends that any consumers who have the affected coffeemakers should stop using them immediately and contact Applica to receive a free coffee pot replacement. Consumers with questions can call Applica Consumer Products at (866) 708-7846 or visit the company’s website at www.acprecall.com.
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