Recall Date: November 30, 2016
Recall Number: 17-040
IMUSA Recalls Espresso Makers Due to Impact and Burn Hazards
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.imusausa.com and click on “Recall” at the top of the page for more information.
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
Photo 1: IMUSAs Espresso Makers GAU – 18200 (black)
Photo 2: IMUSAs Espresso Maker GAU – 18201 (gray and black)
Photo 3: Model number and date code locations
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSCs Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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