May 18, 2004
Release #04-138
Kmart Recall Hotline: (866) 562-7848
Kmart Media Contact: Maria Seyrig (248) 463-7801 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Martha Stewart Everyday® Safety Matches

Units: 588 boxes

Distributor: Kmart Corp., of Troy, Mich.

Hazard: These matches may ignite upon impact, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Kmart has not received any reports of incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

Description: The recalled matches come in a yellow checkered box, with the UPC code - 045774700237 - printed on the back. The matches are 11 inches long.

Sold at: Kmart Stores from January 2004 through March 2004 for about $2.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the matches immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kmart toll-free at (866) 562-7848 anytime or log on the company's Web site at

Picture of Recalled Espresso/Cappuccino Maker