CPSC, Whirlpool Announce Recall of KitchenAid® Coffeemakers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued June 2, 2005, Revised September 23, 2005
Release #05-185
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 990-6255
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

CPSC, Whirlpool Announce Recall of KitchenAid® Coffeemakers

Note: Remedy Change.

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: KitchenAid® Coffeemakers.

Units: About 529,000.

Distributed by: Whirlpool Corp., of Benton Harbor, Mich.

Hazard: An internal electrical component of the coffeemaker can overheat and ignite, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Whirlpool Corp. has received 13 reports of incidents involving coffeemakers overheating resulting in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled KitchenAid® coffeemakers are black, white, red, or blue in color. They are manufactured in 10- and 12-cup models. Consumers can determine if they have one of the recalled coffeemakers by identifying the product's model and serial numbers, which are located on a label on the bottom of the coffeemaker. The affected models include:

10 - cup models12 - cup models
KCM120OB KCM300OB KCM200OB KCM400OB
KCM120WH KCM300WH KCM200WH KCM400WH
      KCM400ER
      KCM400BU

The serial numbers of the affected products begin with the letters WCJ, WCK, WCL, WCM, and WCP.

Sold Through: Catalogs, department stores, specialty retailers and on-line retailers nationwide from January 1999 through December 2004 for between $50 and $130.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should unplug and stop using the coffeemakers immediately and inform all users of the coffeemakers not to use it due to the risk of fire. Consumers should contact KitchenAid® to verify their product is affected and to arrange for a reimbursement for the purchase of another coffeemaker or for a product exchange of another KitchenAid® product.

Consumers should not return the coffeemaker to the retailer where it was purchased.

Consumer Contact: Contact KitchenAid® at (800) 990-6255 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, or go to the firm's Web site at www.KitchenAid.com/repair

KitchenAid® Coffeemakers

Picture of Recalled Coffeemaker 12-Cup Model (White)

12-Cup Model (White)

Picture of Recalled Coffeemaker 12-Cup Model (Black)

12-Cup Model (Black)
Picture of Recalled Coffeemaker 10-Cup Model (White)

10-Cup Model (White)

Picture of Recalled Coffeemaker 10-Cup Model (Black)

10-Cup Model (Black)