Note: The firm is out of business, the remedy is no longer available, and the product should be discarded or destroyed. Sept. 02, 2015
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2001
Release # 01-187
WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is voluntarily recalling about 198,000 electric percolators. The firm is out of business, the remedy is no longer available, and the product should be discarded or destroyed.
Atico has received six reports of fires as a result of overheating with these percolators resulting in minor property damage to kitchen counters and cabinets. There have been two reports of minor burns to the hand.
The recall includes Atico's Kitchen Gourmet Automatic 10 Cup Percolator and Prinetti Electric 10 Cup Percolator. The white plastic percolators have gray bases. The Kitchen Gourmet Automatic 10 Cup Percolator is decorated with three red flowers on the front. The Prinetti Electric 10 Cup Percolator is plain white with "Prinetti" written on the front.
Drug and discount stores nationwide sold these percolators from January 1996 through January 2001 for about $10.
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