584,000 Black & Decker Coffeemakers Recalled
June 23, 2009 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced a voluntary recall of the Black & Decker® brand Spacemaker? Coffeemakers. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. The brew basket can shift out of alignment allowing hot water to overflow. This poses a scalding and burn hazard to consumers. The firm has received 235 reports of hot water overflowing and contacting consumers, including 10 reports of second-degree burns.
The product has an under-cabinet mount, programmable digital clock/timer, removable water reservoir, and either a 12-cup glass carafe or an 8-cup thermal carafe. Only model numbers ODC440, ODC440B, ODC450 and ODC460 are included in the recall. The model number can be located on the back of the coffeemaker. The product was sold in major retailers nationwide, including K-Mart, Kohl's, Target, Wal-Mart, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Amazon.com, from March 2006 through March 2009 for between $60 and $70.
Consumers should stop using the recalled coffeemaker immediately and contact Applica for a free replacement brew basket.
For additional information, contact Applica toll-free at (866) 668-4442 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at acprecall.com.
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09252.html.