Atico International USA Recalls Coffeemakers Sold Exclusively At Walgreens Due to Fire Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2009
Release #09-184

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 546-4835
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Atico International USA Recalls Coffeemakers Sold Exclusively At Walgreens 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: Signature Gourmet™ 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemakers and Kitchen Gourmet® 10-Cup Coffeemakers

Units: About 500,000

Distributor: Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Hazard: These coffeemakers can ignite due to an electrical failure, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Atico International USA, Inc. has received 23 reports of coffeemakers igniting, resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the following coffeemakers:

NameColorModel #Item#
Kitchen Gourmet® 10-Cup
Coffeemaker
White XQ-673K W14A3714
Signature Gourmet™ 12-Cup
Programmable Coffeemaker
Black XQ-673BT
or
CM4193D
W14A5084

The name of the coffeemaker is printed on the front of the unit. The model number and the item number are printed on a sticker located on the bottom of the unit.

Sold at: Walgreens stores nationwide: the Signature Gourmet™ 12-Cup programmable coffeemaker from June 2004 through March 2009 for about $20 and the Kitchen Gourmet® 10-Cup coffeemaker from August 2006 through December 2008 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled coffeemaker and contact Atico International USA for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Consumers should call Atico International USA toll-free at (877) 546-4835 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company’s Web site at www.aticousa.com

 

Picture of Recalled Signature Gourmet Coffeemaker

 

Picture of Signature Gourmet Coffeemaker label

Picture of Signature Gourmet Coffeemaker label

Picture of Kitchen Gourmet Coffeemaker Label