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Bunn-O-Matic Corp. Expands Recall of Home Coffeemakers [08/10/2006]

Bunn-O-Matic Corp. Expands Recall of Home Coffeemakers

CPSC

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: Bunn 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.

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.

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.

Description: The recall involves Bunn(r) 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 Bunn(r) coffeemakers have either a black or white plastic base and top, and measure 14 -inches high by 7-inches wide by 13 -inches deep. The word "BUNN(r)" 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

To view this release online, please go to our web site at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06220.html






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