Espresso Makers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

February 15, 2006
Release #06-089
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Espresso Makers Recalled Due to Fire 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: Orchestro Espresso Makers

Units: About 2,100

Importer: Krups, of Medford, Mass.

Manufacturer: Eugster/Frismag of Switzerland

Hazard: The electrical connectors in the espresso machine can erode, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled espresso makers are black and silver, have a silver control panel, and can make two cups of espresso at once. The word "KRUPS" is printed on the front of the machine. The model number and factory mark are stamped on a silver sticker on the bottom of the machine. The following are the recalled models:

Model NumberFactory Mark
889-45 F8894556
890-41 F8904156


Sold at: Department stores and independent specialty stores nationwide from January 1999 through November 2005 for about $850

Manufactured in: Switzerland

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the espresso machines and contact Krups for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For information on how to return the product and arrange for a free repair, consumers should contact Krups toll free at 866-832-7690 between 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at


Picture of Recalled Espresso Maker 890-41Picture of Recalled Espresso Maker 889-45

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