CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMISSION (CPSC) AND BUNN-O-MATIC ANNOUNCE THE RECALL OF 1.75 MILLION BUNN HOME COFFEEMAKERS FOR POSSIBLE FIRE HAZARD

On Friday, the CPSC and Bunn-O-Matic Corp. of Springfield, Illinois, announced the recall of approximately 1.75 million Bunn home coffeemakers because the plastic pour-in-bowl and lid can melt or ignite due to an electrical failure, posing a burn and fire hazard to consumers. The coffeemakers were manufactured in the United States and sold nationwide in department and hardware stores between February 2001 and August 2004 for about $100.

There have been 17 reports of the bowl or lid melting. No injuries have been reported to date. Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Bunn-O-Matic for a free repair or discount on a new unit.

The recall involves BunnÆ home coffeemakers with model numbers GR-10B, GR-10W, B-10B, B-10W, and BT-10B (including any of those same model numbers ending in the additional letter D) with six-digit date codes ending in "01," "02," or "03." Also involved in the recall are the same models with dates codes ending in "04" and middle digits between "01" and "21." (If the date code has a seventh digit, consumers should ignore the last digit and use the first six digits.) The model number and date code are stamped on a small white or silver sticker on the bottom of the coffeemaker. The 10-cup BunnÆ coffeemakers have either a black or white plastic base and top, and measure 14 º-inches high by 7-inches wide by 13 æ-inches deep. The word "BUNNÆ" is printed on the front of the machine in chrome.

For more information, consumers should call Bunn-O-Matic at (800) 385-2652 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or log on to the firmís Web site at www.regcen.com/bunnrecall. The CPSC Hotline number is 800-638-2772.

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