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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

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
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