Impact and Burn Hazards Prompt IMUSA to Recall Thousands of Espresso Makers

The filler cap can crack and pop off unexpectedly

Impact and Burn Hazards Prompt IMUSA to Recall Thousands of Espresso Makers
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December 6, 2016

IMUSA has recalled approximately 17,500 espresso makers due to impact and burn hazards.

The filler cap located at the top of the device can crack, allowing steam to escape and posing a burn risk to the user. Furthermore, the cap can also unexpectedly pop off the device due to the buildup of pressure, posing an injury risk to bystanders as a result of the impact.

The affected espresso makers come in black or gray and black and include model numbers GAU-18200 and GAU-18201. The caps on the devices include date codes 201407 to 201411. Both the model number and the date code are printed on a rating label located on the bottom of the device, while IMUSA is printed on the front.

The devices were sold at K-Mart, Sears, Target, and other retailers across the country from July 2014 until November 2014 for between $30 and $45.

To date, the company has gotten 43 incident reports, including one report of burns to a consumer's hand due to steam that escaped through a cracked cap.

Consumers are urged to immediately stop using the affected espresso makers and to contact IMUSA to receive a replacement filler cap for free.

For more information, consumers can contact IMUSA at (844) 750-4165.