|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2006
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 406-4440
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: Jura Impressa Automatic Coffee Center Espresso Machines
Units: About 6,600
Manufacturer: Eugster/Frismag AG, of Switzerland
Importer: Jura-Capresso LLC, of Closter, N.J.
Hazard: The electrical connectors in the espresso machine can erode, posing a fire hazard.
Description: The Automatic Coffee Centers have E50, E55, E70 or E75 printed in large type on the front panel and model number 12941, 13035, 13085 or 13088 printed on the bottom of the machine. These machines grind, compact ground coffee, pressure brew, stop automatically, and discard the used coffee grounds. They can also dispense hot water for tea and hot steam to froth and steam milk.
Sold at: Coffee distributors and some independent specialty stores nationwide from July 1999 through October 2004 for between $750 and $900.
Manufactured in: Switzerland
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled espresso machines immediately, and contact Jura-Capresso to arrange for a free wire replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Jura-Capresso toll-free at (888) 406-4440 between 8:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.capresso.com
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