July 25, 2006
Bunn-O-Matic is expanding an earlier ecall of home coffeemakers. The coffeemaker's plastic pour-in bowl and lid can melt or ignite due to an electrical failure, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.
Bunn-O-Matic has received 16 additional incident reports involving the bowl or lid melting or igniting in these units, including seven reports of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves Bunn home coffeemakers with model numbers GR-10B, GR-10W, B-10B, B-10W, and BT-10B (including any of those same model numbers ending in the additional letter D) with six-digit date codes (1) ending in "04" with the two middle digits between "21" and "52" or (2) ending in "05" with the two middle digits between "01" and "40". (If the date code has a seventh digit, consumers should ignore the last digit and use the first six digits.) The model number and date code are stamped on a small white or silver sticker on the bottom of the coffeemaker. The 10-cup Bunn coffeemakers have either a black or white plastic base and top, and measure 14 inches high by 7-inches wide by 13 inches deep. The word "BUNN" is printed on the front of the machine in chrome.
The units were sold at department and hardware stores nationwide between May 2004 and January 2006 for about $100.
Consumers should unplug the coffeemaker and allow it to cool (for at least three hours) before checking if they have one of the recalled units. Consumers can contact the firm to obtain a free factory repair, a free in-home repair kit, or purchase a new unit at a discount.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should call Bunn-O-Matic at (800) 385-2652 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.regcen.com/bunnrecall.
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).