CPSC, Hamilton Beach Announce Recall of Espresso/Cappuccino MakersWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Hamilton Beach Cappuccino Plus Espresso and Cappuccino Makers

Units: 20,160

Manufacturer: Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex, Inc., of Glen Allen, Virginia Hazard:

Hazard: The steam tube inside the espresso/cappuccino maker can burst under pressure, presenting a risk of injury to consumers. This can occur if the frothing nozzle becomes clogged and the espresso button is pushed while attempting to froth milk.

Incidents/Injuries: Hamilton Beach has received 10 reports of burst steam tubes, one of which included a minor burn.

Description: The recalled units are Hamilton Beach® Cappuccino Plus™ Espresso and Cappuccino Maker, model 40714. They are black plastic and stainless steel. The Hamilton Beach® brand name is printed on the front of the unit, and the model number is printed on the bottom.

Sold at: Internet retailers and discount department stores nationwide from March 2003 through March 2004 for approximately $70.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Hamilton Beach will ship free replacement espresso/cappuccino makers to consumers.

Consumer Contact: Hamilton Beach toll-free at (800) 672-5872, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET), or visit www.hamiltonbeach.com

Media Contact: Kirby Kriz, (804) 527-7299.[/quote]

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