FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 21, 2001
PRODUCT: Coffeemakers - Gevalia Coffee of Tarrytown, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 15,000 automatic drip coffeemakers. The recalled coffeemaker is model DL 10 and date coded 0801 and 0901. It is white, black or green with "Gevalia" written on the front. Gevalia distributed these coffeemakers through mail order coffee promotions nationwide between August 2001 and October 2001 as a free gift.
PROBLEM: Coffeemakers can overflow presenting a serious risk of burn injuries to consumers.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: Gevalia has received 11 reports of overflow incidents resulting in 8 burn injuries. One consumer received second- degree burns.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using these coffeemakers immediately and call Gevalia toll free at (800) 325-3190 between 7a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for information on how to receive a free replacement.
Purchasers were sent direct mail notification of this recall and a free replacement coffee maker.
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