Recall Date: November 30, 2016
Recall Number: 17-040

IMUSA Recalls Espresso Makers Due to Impact and Burn Hazards

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Espresso makers

Hazard: The filler cap at the top of the unit can crack and allow steam to escape, posing a risk of burns to the user. In addition, the cap can pop off unexpectedly as a result of pressure buildup, posing an impact injury risk to a bystander.

Remedy: Replace

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled espresso makers and contact IMUSA for a free replacement filler cap.

Consumer Contact: IMUSA toll-free at 844-750-4165 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at recall@bowlesverna.com or online at www.imusausa.com and click on “Recall” at the top of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 17,500

Description: This recall involves IMUSA espresso makers. The black or gray and black espresso makers have model numbers GAU-18200 and GAU-18201. The caps on the recalled espresso makers have date codes “201407” to” 201411″ The model number and date code are printed on a rating label on the bottom of the espresso maker. “IMUSA” is printed on the on front of the espresso maker.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 43 incidents including one report of a consumer who sustained burns to his hand from steam escaping through a crack in the cap.

Sold at: Kmart, Sears, Target and other stores nationwide from July 2014 through November 2014 for between $30 and $45.

Importer: IMUSA USA, LLC, of Doral, Fla.

Manufactured in: China

Photos

Photo 1: IMUSAs Espresso Makers GAU – 18200 (black)

Photo 2: IMUSAs Espresso Maker GAU – 18201 (gray and black)

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Photo 3: Model number and date code locations

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