Applica Consumer Products issued a voluntary recall of its Black & Decker Spacemaker 12-Cup Programmable Under-the-Cabinet Coffeemakers after it was determined that the coffee pot handles can break, causing cuts and burns to the consumer.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said it has received 1,276 reports of handles breaking, including 68 reports of burns and/or cuts.
This recall involves coffeemakers designed to mount under a cabinet. Available in either white or black models, the words "BLACK & DECKER SPACEMAKER" are printed in the top right-hand corner.
The coffeemakers have a digital time display in the top left corner and five round buttons above the water reservoir. The 12-cup coffee pots are glass with a molded handle the same color as the machine and a silver metallic bracket running around the glass near the bottom.
The recall includes model numbers SDC740, SDC740B, SDC740BR, SDC740C, SDC740DIS, SDC740R, SDC750, SDC750C and SDC750DIS. The model number is printed on the underside of the coffeemaker, directly below the water reservoir.
According to the company, about 159,000 of the coffeemakers were sold at major retailers nationwide from July 2008 through May 2012 for about $50 to $80.
Consumers were urged to immediately stop using the recalled coffeemakers and contact Applica at 866-708-7846 to exchange their coffee pot for a free replacement.