Safety Alert Number 0708064

Atico International USA Recalls Coffeemakers Sold Exclusively at Walgreens Due to Fire Hazard

Release #07-244
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 546-4835
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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: Signature Gourmet(tm) and Kitchen Gourmet(r) 12-Cup Coffeemakers
Units: About 392,000
Importer/Distributor: Atico International USA Inc. , of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Manufactured in: China

Hazard: The coffeemaker can ignite due to an electrical failure, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Atico International USA, Inc. has received 14 reports of electrical failures, including six reports in which the unit ignited causing minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The coffeemaker is white with a glass coffeepot. Signature Gourmet(tm) or Kitchen Gourmet(r) is printed on the front of the unit. The Model Number (XQ-673B), Item Number (W14A4984) and date code are located on the bottom of the unit. Only units with date codes from May 2003 (0503) through July 2006 (0706) are affected by this recall.

Sold at: Walgreens stores nationwide from August 2003 through December 2006. The Signature Gourmet(tm) model sold for about $16 and the Kitchen Gourmet(r) model sold for about $10.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled coffeemakers immediately and contact Atico International USA for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Consumers should call Atico International USA toll-free at (877) 546-4835 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company's Web site at:

www.aticousa.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07244.html