Bunn-O-Matic Recall – Bunn-O-Matic Corp. Expands Recall of Home Coffeemakers Due to Burn and Fire Hazard per CPSC
CPSC RECALL of Bunn-O-Matic Coffeemakers Due to Burn and Fire Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced an extension of a voluntary recall of the following product, initially commenced in June 2005, to include the additional date codes specified below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: BunnÂ® home coffeemakers
(Note: This recall is an expansion of an earlier recall announced in June 2005.)
Units: About 561,000
Manufacturer: Bunn-O-Matic Corp., of Springfield, Ill.
Bunn-O-Matic Coffeemaker Fire Hazard
Hazard: The coffeemaker’s plastic pour-in bowl and lid can melt or ignite due to an electrical failure, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.
Bunn-O-Matic Coffeemaker Injuries & Deaths Update
Incidents/Injuries: Bunn-O-Matic has received 16 additional incident reports involving the bowl or lid melting or igniting in these units, including seven reports of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Bunn-O-Matic Coffeemaker Recall Facts
Description: The recall involves BunnÂ® home coffeemakers with model numbers GR-10B, GR-10W, B-10B, B-10W, and BT-10B (including any of those same model numbers ending in the additional letter D) with six-digit date codes (1) ending in “04” with the two middle digits between “21” and “52” or (2) ending in “05” with the two middle digits between “01” and “40”. (If the date code has a seventh digit, consumers should ignore the last digit and use the first six digits.) The model number and date code are stamped on a small white or silver sticker on the bottom of the coffeemaker. The 10-cup BunnÂ® coffeemakers have either a black or white plastic base and top, and measure 14 Â¼-inches high by 7-inches wide by 13 Â¾ -inches deep. The word “BUNNÂ®” is printed on the front of the machine in chrome.
Sold at: Department and hardware stores nationwide between May 2004 and January 2006 for about $100.
Manufactured In: United States
Remedy: Consumers should unplug the coffeemaker and allow it to cool (for at least three hours) before checking if they have one of the recalled units. Consumers can contact the firm to obtain a free factory repair, a free in-home repair kit, or purchase a new unit at a discount.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should call Bunn-O-Matic at (800) 385-2652 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.regcen.com/bunnrecall
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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2006
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 385-2652
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908