General Electric coffee makers recalled due to fire hazard - KMOV.com

General Electric coffee makers recalled due to fire hazard

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(KMOV) -- The General Electric-branded 12-cup digital coffee makers sold exclusively at Walmart have been recalled due to a fire hazard.

According to the recall report the coffee maker can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Walmart has received 83 reports of overheating, smoking, melting, burning and fire, including three reports of minor burn injuries to consumer’s hands, feet and torso. Reports of property damage include a significant kitchen fire and damage to countertops, cabinets and a wall.

The coffee makers recalled are sold in both white and black with the model numbers 169164 or 169165 printed on the bottom of the base. They were sold in Walmart stores nationwide from March 2008 through January 2010 for about $30.

If you have one of these coffee makers you should stop using them immediately and return them to a Walmart store for a full refund.

 

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