Espresso machines recalled for fire hazard
March 7, 2006
The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission, in cooperation with
Eugster/Frismag, of Switzerland, has announced
a recall of
the C1000 Capresso Automatic Coffee Center.
Consumers should stop using recalled products
immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The electrical connectors in the espresso
machine can erode, posing a fire hazard.
The firm has received four reports of fires
started inside the coffee center. No injuries
or property damage were reported.
The Automatic Coffee Centers are espresso
machines and have C1000 printed in large
type on the front panel and model number
152 printed on the bottom of the machine.
These machines grind, compact ground coffee,
pressure brew, stop automatically, and discard
used coffee grounds. They can also dispense
hot water for tea and hot steam to froth
and steam milk.
Imported by Capresso Inc., of Closter,
N.J., the machines were sold at department
stores and independent specialty stores from
July 1999 through October 2005.
Consumers should stop using the recalled
espresso machines immediately and contact
Capresso to arrange for a free repair.
For additional information, contact Capresso
toll-free at (888) 406-4440 between 8:30 a.m.
and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between
9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, or visit the firm's
website at www.capresso.com.