1-cup coffeemaker's boiler can explode
- April 17, 2009 8:17 AM
- By Tara Kimura
Philips Consumer Lifestyle has voluntarily recalled a one-cup coffeemaker due to an electrical fault related to calcium buildup.
Calcium build-up from hard or medium water can cause the obstruction of the Philips Senseo one-cup coffeemaker, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
The obstruction can cause the boiler to burst, posing a burn hazard to consumers, the commission said.
There have been 17 reports of the obstruction in Europe. In six of the incidents, minor injuries were reported, including first-degree burns to hands, arms and abdomen.
Consumers are advised to stop using the product and to contact Philips to receive a free replacement unit.
About 155,000 of the units have been sold. They have the model numbers HD 7810, HD 7811, HD 7815, HD 7820, HD 7832, and HD 7890.
Approximately 787 of the recalled products were sold in Canada. Neither All-Clad nor Health Canada has received any reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.
The products were sold between July 2006 through March 2009.
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