Recall Info

Safety Recall

CPSC, Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex
Announce Recall Of
Hamilton Beach Model 40714
Espresso/Cappuccino Maker

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces this recall in voluntary cooperation with Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex, Inc. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

Name of product: Hamilton Beach® Cappuccino Plus™ Espresso and Cappuccino Maker

Units: 20,160

Manufacturer/Importer: Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex, Inc., of Glen Allen, Virginia

Hazard: The steam tube inside the espresso/cappuccino maker can burst under pressure, presenting a risk of injury to consumers. This can occur if the frothing nozzle becomes clogged and the espresso button is pushed while attempting to froth milk.

Incidents/Injuries: Hamilton Beach has received 10 reports of burst steam tubes, one of which included a minor burn.

Description:The recalled units are Hamilton Beach® Cappuccino PlusTM Espresso and Cappuccino Maker, model 40714. They are black plastic and stainless steel. The Hamilton Beach® brand name is printed on the front of the unit, and the model number is printed on the bottom.

Sold at: Internet retailers and discount department stores nationwide from March 2003 through March 2004 for approximately $70.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Hamilton Beach will ship free replacement espresso/cappuccino makers to consumers.

Consumer Contact: Call Hamilton Beach toll-free at (800) 672-5872, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET).

In Canada, pleaseM call 1-800-267-2826 toll free from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday EST.

Au Canada, veuillez composer sans frais le 1-800-267-2826 entre 8 h 00 et 18 h 00, du lundi au vendredi inclusivement et entre 9 h 00 et 17 h 00 le samedi HNE.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 or visit CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.

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