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Black & Decker Spacemaker Coffeemakers Recalled for Burn Hazard

Jun 24, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP

About 584,000 Black and Decker® Spacemaker™ Coffeemakers are being recalled by Applica Consumer Products Inc., of Miramar, Florida, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the recalled Spacemaker™ Coffeemakers immediately.

Black & Decker® Spacemaker™ Coffeemakers’ brew basket can shift out of alignment, allowing hot water to overflow. This poses a scalding and burn hazard to consumers. The firm has received 235 reports of hot water overflowing and contacting consumers, including 10 reports of second-degree burns.

The Black & Decker-branded Spacemaker™ coffeemaker has an under-cabinet mount, programmable digital clock/timer, removable water reservoir, and either a 12-cup glass carafe or an eight-cup thermal carafe. Only model numbers ODC440, ODC440B, ODC450 and ODC460 are included in the recall. The model number can be located on the back of the coffeemaker.

The recalled Black & Decker® Spacemaker™ Coffeemakers, which were manufactured in China, were sold at major retailers nationwide, including K-Mart, Kohl’s, Target, Wal-Mart, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and from March 2006 through March 2009 and retailed for between $60 and $70.

Consumers must contact Applica for a free replacement brew basket. Applica can be reached toll-free at 1-866-668-4442 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at

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