|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2006
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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 Number||Factory Mark
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 www.krupsrecall.com
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