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
November 1, 2006
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: Espresso Express Espresso Makers
Units: About 54,000
Distributor: Atico International USA, Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Hazard: The espresso maker's heating element can forcefully separate from its base during the brewing cycle. This poses burn and impact injury hazards to nearby consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Atico International has received 42 reports of incidents involving the heating element forcefully separating from its base. Among these incidents, there were nine reports of minor scald burns and seven reports of consumers being hit by parts of the espresso maker.
Description: The Espresso Maker has a black base and a silver water reservoir. The coffee carafe is smoke-colored plastic with a back handle. The words "EspressoExpress" are imprinted on the black base. The item number is W14A7166, which is located underneath the base.
Sold at: CVS Pharmacy, Farmacias El Amal, Happy Harry's, Navarro Discount Pharmacies, Kerr Drug, Bartell Drug and Lewis Drug from August 2005 through October 2005 for between $15 and $30.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: The firm is out of business, the remedy is no longer available, and the product should be discarded or destroyed.
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