Thousands of popular space saving coffee makers are being recalled because the handles have been breaking off the pots when people go to pick them up.
Black & Decker is recalling 159,000 Spacemaker 12-cup programmable under-the-cabinet coffeemakers. The company has received 1,276 reports of handles breaking, including 68 people who suffered burns or cuts.
The recall involves Black & Decker® brand 12-cup coffeemakers designed to mount under a cabinet. Available in either white or black models, the words “BLACK & DECKER® SPACEMAKER™” are printed in the top right-hand corner. The coffeemakers have a digital time display in the top left corner and five round buttons above the water reservoir. The 12-cup coffee pots are glass with a molded handle the same color as the machine and a silver metallic bracket running around the glass near the bottom.
The recall includes model numbers:
The model number is printed on the underside of the coffeemaker, directly below the water reservoir.
Major retailers sold them nationwide from July 2008 through May 2012 for about $50-80.
If you have one of these stop using it and contact Applica for a free replacement.
For additional information, contact Applica Consumer Products toll-free at (866) 708-7846 between 8:30 a.m. through 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm’s website at www.acprecall.com