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IMUSA Recalls Espresso Makers Due to Impact and Burn Hazards

  • IMUSA’s Espresso Makers GAU - 18200 (black)
  • IMUSA’s Espresso Maker GAU - 18201 (gray and black)
  • Model number and date code locations
Name of Product:
Espresso makers
Hazard:

The filler cap at the top of the Expresso maker can crack and allow steam to escape, posing a risk of burns to the user.  In addition, the cap can pop off unexpectedly from pressure buildup, posing an impact injury risk to a bystander.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
November 30, 2016
Units:
About 17,500
Consumer Contact

IMUSA toll-free at 844-750-4165 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at recall@bowlesverna.com or online at www.imusausa.com and click on “Recall” at the top of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves IMUSA espresso makers. The black or gray and black espresso makers have model numbers GAU-18200 and GAU-18201. The caps on the recalled espresso makers have date codes “201407” to “201411” The model number and date code are printed on a rating label on the bottom of the espresso maker. “IMUSA” is printed on the on front of the espresso maker.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled espresso makers and contact IMUSA for a free replacement filler cap.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 43 incidents including one report of a consumer who sustained burns to his hand from steam escaping through a crack in the cap.

Sold At

Kmart, Sears, Target and other stores nationwide from July 2014 through November 2014 for between $30 and $45.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

IMUSA USA, LLC, of Doral, Fla.

Recall number:
17-040
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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