Coffee maker recall: Black & Decker recalls 159,000 coffeemakers due to risk of injury

By on Jun 3, 2012 in Lifestyle, United States Comments

Applica Consumer Products of Miramar, Florida announced on Friday, June 1, 2012 a voluntary recall of around 159,000 units of Black & Decker coffeemakers due to risk of injury of users.

Black & Decker Spacemaker Coffeemaker
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According to a post by U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on its official website that day, this coffee maker recall involves Black & Decker‘s Spacemaker 12-Cup Programmable Under-the-Cabinet Coffeemakers.

As noted in the report, the handle of the recalled coffeemakers can break and may cause cuts and burns to the consumer, in which the company acknowledged that they have received 1,276 reports of handles breaking, including 68 reports of burns and/or cuts.

The said products were manufactured in China and were sold in major retailers across America from July 2008 through May 2012 for about $50-80, and were made available in either white or black models, with the words “Black & Decker Spacemaker” printed at the top right-hand corner.

In addition, these coffeemakers have a digital time display in the top left corner and five round buttons above the water reservoir; while the 12-cup coffee pots are made of glass with a molded handle having the same color as the machine.

Meanwhile, the recall includes model numbers SDC740, SDC740B, SDC740BR, SDC740C, SDC740DIS, SDC740R, SDC750, SDC750C and SDC750DIS; which can be seen printed on the underside of the coffeemaker, directly below the water reservoir.

With this, Applica Consumer Products is strongly advising affected consumers to immediately stop using the product and to contact them and ask for a free replacement, while CPSC is reminding the public that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

For more information, the public is being invited to call their office at toll-free at (866) 708-7846 between 8:30 a.m. through 5 p.m. ET, or visit their dedicated recall information website at

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