The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Walmart, announced today a voluntary recall of 900,000 General ElectricÂ®-branded 12-cup digital coffee maker. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.
About 900,000 coffee makers were sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores nationwide between March 2008 and January 2010 for about $30.
Walmart has received 83 reports of overheating, smoking, melting, burning, and fire, including 3 reports of minor burn injuries to consumers’ hands, feet, and torso. Property damage reports include a significant kitchen fire and damage to countertops, cabinets, and walls.
The recall only involves General ElectricÂ®-brand 12-cup coffee makers sold in white or black exclusively at Walmart. The digital coffee maker has programmable functions and pastic housing. The GE logo is printed on the coffee maker’s base and the model number is printed on the bottom.
Consumers should stop using the coffee makers immediately and return them to your local Walmart for a full refund.