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IMUSA recalls Espresso Makers

Starting date:
December 22, 2016
Posting date:
December 22, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Electronics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Burn Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-61590

Affected products

IMUSA Espresso Maker model number GAU-18200

Product description

This recall involves IMUSA Espresso Maker. The black espresso maker has model number GAU-18200 with product date code "201407" to "201411" printed on a rating label affixed to the bottom of the espresso maker. The UPC is 94046182004.

Hazard identified

The filler cap on the top of the unit can crack and pop off unexpectedly as a result of pressure buildup allowing steam to escape, posing a potential risk of burns to the user and bystander.

As of Dec 9, 2016, the retailer, Bed Bath & Beyond has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the Espresso Maker in Canada. In the United States, the company, IMUSA USA LLC, has received 43 incidents involving cap and steam escaping from the cap have been reported.There was only one report of minor burns.

Number sold

Approximately 60 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from December 19, 2013 to December 1, 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
IMUSA USA LLC
Doral
Florida
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled espresso makers and contact the following contact information for a free replacement filler cap.

For more information, consumers can contact IMUSA toll-free at 844-750-4165 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email or online and click on "Recall" at the top of the page for more information.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.