Check your coffee maker. The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced this morning it is recalling 900,000 General Electric branded 12 cup digital coffee makers because they may catch fire.
They were sold in white or black at Walmart from March 2008 to January 2010. Walmart has received 83 reports of them overheating, smoking, melting and burning including three people who suffered burns to their hands, feet and torso. One fire was significant enough to damage the countertops, cabinets and wall.
The GE logo is printed on the base of the coffee maker along with the model number. (see attached pictures)
Here are the two model numbers: the black model is 169164 and the white model is 169165. If you have one of these stop using it immediately and return it to Walmart for a full refund. If you have questions you can call Walmart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. You can also check the full list of recalled products sold at Walmart here.