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Recall of 159,000 Black & Decker Spacemaker Coffeemakers

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Reports of consumers who suffered cuts and burns when their coffee pot handle broke have prompted the recall of about 159,000 Black & Decker® brand coffeemakers.

Applica Consumer Products Inc., of Miramar, FL, announced the company is recalling Black & Decker Spacemaker™ 12-Cup Programmable Under-the-Cabinet Coffeemakers after receiving 1,276 reports of handles on the coffee pots breaking, including 68 reports that resulted in burns and/or cuts to users.

Consumers may have purchased this coffeemaker in black or white colors at major retailers nationwide for about $50-$80 between July 2008 and May 2012. This product mounts to the bottom of a cabinet, has a digital time display in the top left corner and five round buttons above the water reservoir. The coffee pot is glass with a molded handle the same color as the coffeemaker, a silver metallic bracket wrapping the glass and a capacity of 12 cups.

The recalled coffeemakers can be identified by the words BLACK & DECKER® SPACEMAKER™ printed in the top right-hand corner and by locating one of the following model numbers on the underside of the coffeemaker, directly below the water reservoir:

  • SDC740
  • SDC740B
  • SDC740BR
  • SDC740C
  • SDC740DIS
  • SDC740R
  • SDC750
  • SDC750C
  • SDC750DIS

The recall affects approximately 16, 429 additional units in Canada.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) advises consumers to stop using this coffeemaker immediately. Consumers who own this Black & Decker Spacemaker 12-Cup Programmable Under-the-Cabinet Coffeemaker should contact Applica Consumer Products at (866) 708-7846 or visit the company’s recall site to exchange their coffee pot for a free replacement.