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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Senseo One-Cup Coffeemakers Recall & Free Replacement

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09194.html
Senseo One-Cup Coffeemakers Recall & Free Replacement.
Senseo One-Cup Coffeemakers Recalled by Philips Consumer Lifestyle Due to Burn HazardWASHINGTON, 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. Name of Product: Philips Senseo One-Cup CoffeemakersUnits: About 155,000Distributor: Philips Consumer Lifestyle, of Stamford, Conn.Hazard: An electrical fault and the build-up of calcium from hard or medium water can cause an obstruction in the coffeemaker. If this happens, the boiler can burst, posing a burn hazard to consumers.Incidents/Injuries: None reported in the United States. The firm has received 17 reports of incidents in Europe, including six reports of minor personal injury involving first degree burns to the hands, arms and abdomen.Description: This recall involves Senseo one-cup coffeemakers with model numbers HD 7810, HD 7811, HD 7815, HD 7820, HD 7832, and HD 7890. Model numbers are located on the bottom of the coffeemaker. Date codes are printed on the bottom of the coffeemaker. Coffeemakers made in China have date codes 0727 through 0847; coffeemakers made in Poland have date codes 0627 through 0847.Sold at: Wal-Mart , Target and Safeway stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com between July 2006 through March 2009 for between $60 and $140.Manufactured in: China and PolandRemedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the coffeemakers and contact Philips for instructions on receiving a free replacement unit.Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Philips toll-free at (866) 604-0051 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Consumers can also visit the firm’s Web site at www.senseoexchange.comSENSEO® COFFEE MAKER Philips has identified a safety problem which affects a number of Senseo® coffee makers produced in Poland from July 2006 to November 2008 and for units made in China from July 2007 to November 2008. Philips is committed to the well-being of its consumers and has decided to voluntarily recall the affected Senseo® machines and offer replacement units to consumers.The product type-numbers affected are:HD7810, HD7820 and HD7832Unaddressed calcification in the coffeemaker from use of hard or medium water, when combined with an external electrical fault, can lead to obstruction of the overpressure release system causing boilers to suddenly separate possibly leading to injury. Per year, the risk is less than three per million and there have been no reported cases in the United States.CHECK IF YOUR SENSEO® COFFEE MAKER IS ELIGIBLE FOR RECALL FOR EXCHANGE (If the type number or production date of your appliance does not appear in the form below, your Senseo® coffee machine is safe to use)WHAT TO DO IF YOU OWN A SENSEO® COFFEE MAKER ELIGIBLE FOR EXCHANGE Please use the eligibility form above and if your product is eligible, you will be routed to a form to complete for your exchange. Your replacement unit will arrive in approximately six weeks. Package your old unit in the postage-paid provided box and ship it back to Philips for recycling.

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