Applica Consumer Products Inc. Recalls Black & Decker Brand Coffeemaker for Fire Hazard June 6, 2006

Applica Consumer Products Inc. Recalls Black & Decker® Brand Coffeemaker 

Name of Product: Black & Decker® Brand Thermal Coffeemaker

Units: About 420,000

Distributor: Applica Consumer Products Inc., of Miramar, Fla.

Hazard: The coffeemaker may not turn off as programmed, causing the unit to overheat and melt, and posing a risk of fire and burn injury.

Description and Models: The recalled coffeemakers make up to 8-cups of coffee and have a programmable countertop feature. The coffeemakers are silver and black with a stainless steel carafe. Model numbers TCM800 and TCM805 are printed on the rating plate on the bottom of the coffeemaker.

Sold at: Home improvement and discount department retailers nationwide from March 2004 through April 2006, for about $40.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact Applica for instructions on receiving a replacement Black & Decker® Brand household product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Applica at (800) 239-7145 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to the firmís Web site at http://www.acprecall.com