IMUSA Recalls Espresso Makers Due to Impact and Burn Hazards
The filler cap at the top of the unit can crack and allow steam to escape, posing a risk of burns to the user. In addition, the cap can pop off unexpectedly as a result of pressure buildup, posing an impact injury risk to a bystander.
Units: About 17,500
Description: This recall involves IMUSA espresso makers. The black or gray and black espresso makers have model numbers GAU-18200 and GAU-18201. The caps on the recalled espresso makers have date codes “201407” to “201411” The model number and date code are printed on a rating label on the bottom of the espresso maker. “IMUSA” is printed on the on front of the espresso maker.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 43 incidents including one report of a consumer who sustained burns to his hand from steam escaping through a crack in the cap.
Sold at: Kmart, Sears, Target and other stores nationwide from July 2014 through November 2014 for between $30 and $45.
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