Recall Watch: Coffee Makers That Melt

Thousands of coffee makers are being recalled due to a possible burn hazard after one reportedly overheated and melted.

The eight-cup Black & Decker programmable thermal coffeemakers were sold at Wal-Mart (Stock Quote: WMT) and small retail stores nationwide from April 2008 through July 2009 for between $50 and $65.

The recall applies to approximately 9,800 Black & Decker coffee makers with the model number TCM1000IKT printed on the bottom of the appliance.  No injuries have been reported, the Consumer Products Safety Commission says.

Consumers are urged to stop using the coffee makers immediately and contact the product’s distributor, Applica Consumer Products to receive a free replacement product.

For more information, Applica can be reached at (866) 699-4595 or online at www.acprecall.com.

Earlier this summer, Applica recalled Black & Decker Spacemaker coffee makers due to a different type of burn hazard.  The company recalled about 584,000 of the appliances after 235 reports of hot water overflowing because brew baskets shifted out of alignment, posing a scalding and burn hazard.  Ten cases of second degree burns related to the faulty coffee makers were reported.

Those recalled coffee makers were sold at K-Mart (Stock Quote: SHLD), Kohl’s (Stock Quote: KSS), Target (Stock Quote: TGT), Wal-Mart, Bed, Bath & Beyond (Stock Quote: BBBY) and Amazon.com (Stock Quote: AMZN) for between $60 and $70.


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