Coffeemakers recalled due to fire hazard

April 6, 2009 (WASHINGTON)

Name of Product: Signature Gourmet™ 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemakers and Kitchen Gourmet® 10-Cup Coffeemakers

Units: About 500,000

Distributor: Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Hazard: These coffeemakers can ignite due to an electrical failure, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Atico International USA, Inc. has received 23 reports of coffeemakers igniting, resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the following coffeemakers: Name Color Model # Item# Kitchen Gourmet® 10-Cup Coffeemaker White XQ-673K W14A3714 Signature Gourmet™ 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker Black XQ-673BT or CM4193D W14A5084 The name of the coffeemaker is printed on the front of the unit. The model number and the item number are printed on a sticker located on the bottom of the unit.

Sold at: Walgreens stores nationwide: the Signature Gourmet™ 12-Cup programmable coffeemaker from June 2004 through March 2009 for about $20 and the Kitchen Gourmet® 10-Cup coffeemaker from August 2006 through December 2008 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled coffeemaker and contact Atico International USA for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Consumers should call Atico International USA toll-free at (877) 546-4835 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at

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