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Whirlpool Announces Recall of KitchenAid® Coffeemakers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: KitchenAid® Coffeemakers.

Units: About 529,000.

Distributed by: Whirlpool Corp., of Benton Harbor, Mich.

Hazard: An internal electrical component of the coffeemaker
can overheat and ignite, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Whirlpool Corp. has received 13 reports
of incidents involving coffeemakers overheating resulting
in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled KitchenAid® coffeemakers are
black, white, red, or blue in color. They are manufactured
in 10- and 12-cup models. Consumers can determine if they
have one of the recalled coffeemakers by identifying the
product's model and serial numbers, which are located on
a label on the bottom of the coffeemaker. The affected models include:

10 - cup models 12 - cup models
KCM120OB KCM300OB KCM200OB KCM400OB
KCM120WH KCM300WH KCM200WH KCM400WH
KCM400ER KCM400BU


The serial numbers of the affected products begin with
the letters WCJ, WCK, WCL, WCM, and WCP.

Sold Through: Catalogs, department stores, specialty
retailers and on-line retailers nationwide from January
1999 through December 2004 for between $50 and $130.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should unplug and stop using the coffee-
makers immediately and contact KitchenAid® for a free
comparable coffeemaker model or an exchange for another
KitchenAid® product. Consumers should not return the
coffeemaker to the retailer where it was purchased.

Consumer Contact: Contact KitchenAid® at (800) 990-6255
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and
between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, or go to the
firm's Web site at www.KitchenAid.com/repair
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