|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 239-7145
Firm's Media Contact: Chris Mitchell, (203) 877-0025
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Black & Decker® Brand Thermal Coffeemaker
Units: About 420,000
Distributor: Applica Consumer Products Inc., of Miramar, Fla.
Hazard: The coffeemaker may not turn off as programmed, causing the unit to overheat and melt, and posing a risk of fire and burn injury.
Incidents/Injuries: Applica has received 14 reports of the coffeemakers overheating. This resulted in one report of a minor burn, and 12 reports of minor property damage to kitchen cabinets, countertops and floors.
Description and Models: The recalled coffeemakers make up to 8-cups of coffee and have a programmable countertop feature. The coffeemakers are silver and black with a stainless steel carafe. Model numbers TCM800 and TCM805 are printed on the rating plate on the bottom of the coffeemaker.
Sold at: Home improvement and discount department retailers nationwide from March 2004 through April 2006, for about $40.
Manufactured In: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Applica for instructions on receiving a replacement Black & Decker® Brand household product.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Applica at (800) 239-7145 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to the firm's Web site at http://www.acprecall.com
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