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#148486 - 06/02/05 07:33 PM Recall of KitchenAid Coffeemakers
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CPSC, Whirlpool Announce Recall of KitchenAid® Coffeemakers
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: KitchenAid® Coffeemakers.

Units: About 529,000.

Distributed by: Whirlpool Corp., of Benton Harbor, Mich.

Hazard: An internal electrical component of the coffeemaker can overheat and ignite, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Whirlpool Corp. has received 13 reports of incidents involving coffeemakers overheating resulting in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled KitchenAid® coffeemakers are black, white, red, or blue in color. They are manufactured in 10- and 12-cup models. Consumers can determine if they have one of the recalled coffeemakers by identifying the product’s model and serial numbers, which are located on a label on the bottom of the coffeemaker. The affected models include:

10 - cup models:
KCM120OB KCM300OB
KCM120WH KCM300WH

12 - cup models:
KCM200OB KCM400OB
KCM200WH KCM400WH
KCM400ER
KCM400BU

The serial numbers of the affected products begin with the letters WCJ, WCK, WCL, WCM, and WCP.

Sold Through: Catalogs, department stores, specialty retailers and on-line retailers nationwide from January 1999 through December 2004 for between $50 and $130.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should unplug and stop using the coffeemakers immediately and contact KitchenAid® for a free comparable coffeemaker model or an exchange for another KitchenAid® product. Consumers should not return the coffeemaker to the retailer where it was purchased.

Consumer Contact: Contact KitchenAid® at (800) 990-6255 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, or go to the firm’s Web site at www.KitchenAid.com/repair
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#148487 - 06/04/05 10:43 AM Re: Recall of KitchenAid Coffeemakers
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After browsing the link to KitchenAid's repair/recall section by the link, one would think that the company would get the hint that the c**p coming out of China is not good for the safety or goodwill of thier customers.

If you check out some of the other recalls in this section, you'll see a disproportionate number involving Chinese-made electrics.

I've made it a point of staying away from products made there whenever possible.

(edited for spelling)

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