February 15, 2006

Espresso Makers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Name of Product: Orchestro Espresso Makers

Units: About 2,100

Importer: Krups, of Medford, Mass.

Manufacturer: Eugster/Frismag of Switzerland

Hazard: The electrical connectors in the espresso machine can erode, posing a fire hazard.

Description: The recalled espresso makers are black and silver, have a silver control panel, and can make two cups of espresso at once. The word “KRUPS” is printed on the front of the machine. The model number and factory mark are stamped on a silver sticker on the bottom of the machine. The following are the recalled models:

Model Number Factory Mark
889-45 F8894556
890-41 F8904156

Sold at: Department stores and independent specialty stores nationwide from January 1999 through November 2005 for about $850

Manufactured in: Switzerland

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the espresso machines and contact Krups for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For information on how to return the product and arrange for a free repair, consumers should contact Krups toll free at 866-832-7690 between 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website at http://www.krupsrecall.com/