Eugster/Frismag and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of about 28,000 C1000 Capresso Automatic Coffee Centers. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The electrical connectors in the espresso machine can erode, posing a fire hazard. The firm has received four reports of fires started inside the coffee center. No injuries or property damage were reported.
The Automatic Coffee Centers are espresso machines and have "C1000" printed in large type on the front panel and model number "152" printed on the bottom of the machine. These machines grind, compact ground coffee, pressure brew, stop automatically, and discard used coffee grounds. They can also dispense hot water for tea and hot steam to froth and steam milk.
The machines were sold at department stores and independent specialty stores nationwide from July 1999 through Oct. 2005 for about U.S. $800.
Consumers should stop using the recalled espresso machines immediately and contact Capresso Inc., the importer, to arrange for a free repair.
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