|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2000
Release # 00-074
|Tim Hortons Recall Line: (888) 273-9846
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058
Company Contact: Patti Jameson, (905) 339-6198
CPSC, Tim Hortons Announce Recall of Coffeemakers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Tim Hortons, a chain of coffeeshops operated by the TDL Group Ltd., of Ontario, Canada, is recalling about 31,000 coffeemakers sold in the U.S. and Canada. The coffeepot's handle can break, causing the pot to fall. Consumers can suffer burn injuries from hot coffee or lacerations from broken glass.
Tim Hortons has received 150 reports of handles breaking off of the coffeepots, resulting in nine burn injuries.
The recalled coffeemaker is made of black plastic. The coffeepot is made of glass with a black plastic handle. The top of the handle has a red thumbrest. Measurement units on the pot are "24 oz/682 mL" and "48oz/1363 mL." "Tim Hortons" is on the coffeemaker and the coffeepot.
Tim Hortons coffeeshops in Kentucky, Ohio, Maine, Michigan, New York and West Virginia sold the coffeemakers from October 1999 through February 2000 for about $65.
Consumers should stop using the coffeepots immediately. Consumers should contact Tim Hortons for instructions on receiving a replacement coffeepot and $5 gift certificate. Call Tim Hortons toll-free at (888) 273-9846 (BREWTIM) between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or access their web site at www.timhortons.com.
Tim Hortons coffeemakers that are made of white plastic are not part of this recall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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