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: KitchenAidÂ® 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 KitchenAidÂ® 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 productâ€™s model and serial numbers, which are located on a label on the bottom of the coffeemaker. The affected models include:
10 - cup models:
12 - cup models:
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 KitchenAidÂ® for a free comparable coffeemaker model or an exchange for another KitchenAidÂ® product. Consumers should not return the coffeemaker to the retailer where it was purchased.
Consumer Contact: Contact KitchenAidÂ® 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 firmâ€™s Web site at www.KitchenAid.com/repair