IMUSA USA has made a recall of about 17,500 espresso makers.
The filler cap at the top of the unit is said to be able to crack allowing steam to escape and posing as a risk of burns to the user. In addition, the cap can pop off unexpectedly as a result of pressure buildup, posing an impact injury risk to a bystander.
The company has received over 40 incident reports on this issue, including one of a consumer who sustained burns to his hand from the escaped steam.
This recall involves IMUSA espresso makers. The black or gray and black espresso makers have model numbers GAU-18200 and GAU-18201. The caps on the recalled espresso makers have date codes “201407” to “201411”. The model number and date code are printed on a rating label on the bottom of the espresso maker. “IMUSA” is printed on the on front of the espresso maker.
The espresso makers were sold at Kmart, Sears, Target and other stores nationwide from July 2014, through November 2014, for between $30 and $45.
Consider The Consumer suggests that all consumers immediately stop using the recalled espresso makers and contact IMUSA for a free replacement filler cap.
Consumers may contact IMUSA toll-free at 844-750-4165 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.imusausa.com and click on “Recall” at the top of the page for more information.