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Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Maker

Starting date:
April 22, 2013
Posting date:
April 22, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety, Poisoning Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Cocoa LatteTM Hot Drink Maker 

Product description

This recall involves the Cocoa LatteTM Hot Drink Maker. The affected products can be identified by the following brand names and model numbers:

Products affected by this recall
Brand Model Number
West Bend CM300BK, CM300BKL, CM300BLSS, CM300BR CM300BRBRL, CM300BRL, CM300W
Back to Basics 65032

The model numbers and date codes can be found on the bottom of the appliance base.

This recall does not include the Cocoa GrandeTM Hot Drink Maker.

Hazard identified

It has been determined that a small bushing inside the container has the potential to leach lead.

Lead is highly toxic and can enter the body through the digestive system or the lungs. It accumulates in the body and can damage almost all body systems, especially the nervous system. Lead is toxic to children even at low exposure levels and has also been shown to have the potential to cause intellectual and behavioural deficits in children. Potential health effects associated with exposure to high levels of lead include vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, coma or even death.

Neither Health Canada nor Focus Group have received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this product.

For more information on the risks and symptoms of lead exposure, visit Health Canada's: It's Your Health: Lead and Human Health.

Number sold

Approximately 200 units of the recalled drink makers were sold at various retailers and online in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled drink makers were sold from 2007 to April 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Focus Products Group

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What you should do

Consumer should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Focus Group at 1-888-943-5202 to receive a refund for the product.