|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|Release # 87-025|
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Salton, Inc., Deerfield, Illinois, today voluntarily recalled its model EX-10 "Three for All" coffee/expresso/cappuccino maker. This recall only involves those units, which contain a white retaining ring. It was discovered that the units containing a white retaining ring, used to hold the express0 brewing basket, may experience a disengaging of the brewing basket during the use of the machine. This in turn could cause damage to the glass carafe which may result in an increased risk of personal injury and damage to personal property.
The Commission is aware of 36 incidents, which have occurred in which the white retaining ring has failed. These incidents have resulted in several burn and laceration injuries, minor eye injuries and several reports of minor property damage.
To eliminate the risk of injury, SEVKO, the parent company of Salton, Inc. is offering free replacement units for the 6,000 white ringed units distributed nationwide. The replacement units are redesigned with a stronger retaining ring which is recognized by its gray or black color. (See drawing) Consumers should return their white ringed units even if they have not experienced a problem.
To obtain a free replacement unit, consumers should return their white ringed units to Salton, Inc., 1801 N. Stadium Boulevard, Columbia MO 65202. The toll-free number is 800-233-9054. Consumers will be reimbursed for postage and shipping costs.
Additional information on the recall may be obtained by calling the CPSC toll-free hotline number on 800-638-CPSC. A teletypewriter number for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054.