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Fire hazard prompts recall of coffee maker

Walmart Stores of Bentonville, AR has issued a voluntary recall of about 900,000 General Electric-brand coffee makers manufactured in China.

According to a recall alert issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the coffee makers can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Walmart says that it has received 83 reports of overheating, smoking, melting, burning and fire associated with the recalled coffee makers, including three reports of minor burns and one report of a significant kitchen fire with extensive damage.

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The recalled coffee makers were sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide from March 2008 through January 2010 for about $30.

View the CPSC notice regarding the Walmart recall of General Electric brand coffee makers manufactured in China.



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