Atico Coffeemakers Recalled for Fire Hazard

Atico International USA is <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">recalling Coffeemakers due to fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is reporting.

About 500,000 Signature Gourmet™ 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemakers and Kitchen Gourmet® 10-Cup Coffeemakers are being recalled by distributor Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Florida because the coffeemakers can ignite due to an electrical failure, posing a fire hazard. The recalled coffeemakers were made in China.

To date, Atico International USA, Inc. has received 23 reports of coffeemakers igniting, resulting in property damage. No injuries have yet been reported.
This recall involves the following coffeemakers:

* Kitchen Gourmet® 10-Cup Coffeemaker: White, model number XQ-673K, item number W14A3714
* Signature Gourmetâ„¢ 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker: Black, model number XQ-673BT or CM4193D, item number W14A5084.

The name of the coffeemaker is printed on the front of the unit. The model number and the item number are printed on a sticker located on the bottom of the unit. The recalled coffeemakers were sold at Walgreens stores nationwide: the Signature Gourmet™ 12-Cup programmable coffeemaker from June 2004 through March 2009 for about $20 and the Kitchen Gourmet® 10-Cup coffeemaker from August 2006 through December 2008 for about $10.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately unplug and stop using the recalled coffeemaker and contact Atico International USA for instructions on returning the product for a full refund. Atico International USA can be reached toll-free at (877) 546-4835 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or at the company’s Website at www.aticousa.com.

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