Safety Alert Number 0808176


Coffee Makers Recalled by Sears Due to Fire and Burn Hazards


Release #08-372
Sears' Recall Hotline: (800) 978-7615
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: Kenmore and Kenmore Elite Coffee Makers
Units: About 145,000
Retailers: Sears, Roebuck and Co. , the great indoors and Kmart Corp. , of Hoffman Estates, Ill. Hazard: The wiring in the coffee maker can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: Sears has received 20 reports of coffee makers overheating, including 12 fires, causing damage to
counter tops, cabinet damage, and plastic melting on the floor. No injuries have been reported. Description: This recall involves 12-cup Kenmore coffee makers sold in black, white, and red with the following model
numbers: 100.80006 (black), 100.81006 (white), and 100.82006 (red). The recall also involves 12-cup Kenmore Elite
coffee makers with thermal carafe (model number 100.90007) and 14-cup Kenmore Elite coffee makers (model number
100.90006). The model number can be found on the bottom of the unit. There is a Kenmore or Kenmore Elite logo on
the front bottom of the maker. Sold at: Sears, Sears Hardware, the great indoors, and Kmart stores nationwide, as well as Sears.com and Kmart.com,
from August 2007 through April 2008 for between $30 and $100. Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the coffee makers and take them to their nearest Sears or Kmart
store to obtain a free replacement coffee maker. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sears at (800) 978-7615 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday
through Saturday, or visit the following Web sites: www.sears.com, www.kmart.com, or www.thegreatindoors.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08372.html