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Walmart Recalls General Electric® Coffee Makers Due to Fire Hazard

About 900,000 General Electric®-branded 12-cup digital coffee makers sold at Walmart have been recalled. The coffee maker can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Walmart has received 83 reports of overheating, smoking, melting, burning and fire, including three reports of minor burn injuries to consumer's hands, feet and torso. Reports of property damage include a significant kitchen fire and damage to countertops, cabinets and a wall.

This recall involves General Electric®-brand 12-cup coffee makers sold in white or black. The digital coffee maker has programmable functions and plastic housing. The GE logo is printed on the base of the coffee maker and the model number is printed on the bottom of the base. Model numbers included in the recall are:

Model NumberColor
169164Black
169165White

No other models are included in this recall.

The recalled coffee makers were sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide from March 2008 through January 2010 for about $30.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coffee makers and return the product to any Walmart for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Walmart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.walmart.com.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10238.html.

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