Recall: Capresso Inc. Recall of Water Kettles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2005
Release #05-268
Firm's Hotline: (800) 767-3554
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


CPSC, Capresso Inc. Announce Recall of Water Kettles WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Capresso Water Kettles

Units: About 15,000

Manufacturer: Capresso Inc., of Closter, N.J.

Hazard: The handle can detach from the glass carafe, spilling hot water and causing severe burn injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: Capresso has received five reports of the handle detaching from the carafe, including one incident that resulted in a minor burn from contact with boiling water.

Description: The recalled model "H20 Classic," Cordless Water Kettle has two parts - a black heating base and a glass kettle with a polished chrome or a silver handle. Printed in script on the base of the kettle is "Capresso" and engraved on the bottom of the kettle is "CAPRESSO INC., Kettle Models 257.01, 258.03, 258.04 for use with Kettle Base Model 256/258."

Manufactured in: China

Sold at: Specialty kitchen stores nationwide, mail order gourmet catalogs, Capresso.com and other Web site retailers such as Amazon.com between August 2004 and May 2005 for about $70.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the water kettle immediately and contact Capresso for a free replacement kettle.

Consumer Contact: Call Capresso at (800) 767-3554 between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their web site at www.capresso.com

Capresso Water Kettles