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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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: General Electric®-branded 12-cup digital coffee makers Units: About 900,000 Importer: Walmart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark. Hazard: The coffee maker can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: Walmart has received 83 reports of overheating, smoking, melting, burning and fire, including three reports of minor burn injuries to consumer’s hands, feet and torso. Reports of property damage include a significant kitchen fire and damage to countertops, cabinets and a wall. Description: This recall involves General Electric®-brand 12-cup coffee makers sold in white or black. The digital coffee maker has programmable functions and plastic housing. The GE logo is printed on the base of the coffee maker and the model number is printed on the bottom of the base. Model numbers included in the recall are:
PictureModel NumberColor 169164Black 169165White No other models are included in this recall. Sold exclusively at: Walmart stores nationwide from March 2008 through January 2010 for about $30. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coffee makers and return the product to any Walmart for a full refund. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Walmart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.walmart.com
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10238.html

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