June 5, 2012
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of all Black & Decker brand Spacemaker 12-cup programmable under-the-cabinet coffee makers after claims were made that the product is defective. According to NBCDFW 5 News, handles of the coffee maker pot can break off, resulting in lacerations and severe burns.
The recall was issued on Friday of last week and claims that approximately 159,000 units could be affected. So far, the agency has received more than 1,200 complaints about the defective units, with approximately 70 reports of victims being injured when the coffee pot broke.
Affected model numbers include:
The model number is etched on the underside of the unit.
Black and Decker stated that the appliances have been on the shelves of all major retailers since June 2008 and asks consumers to stop using the product immediately if you are in possession of one of the affected units. The company asks that you contact the product’s distributor at Applica Consumer Products toll-free at (866) 708-7846 between 8:30 a.m. through 5 p.m. EST in order to receive a replacement unit.
The Dallas Personal Injury Lawyers with Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel hope that taking this defective product off the market will prevent any other future injuries to an unsuspecting consumer. If an affected model has injured you, contact us immediately for a free consultation of your case.