(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1193
|Release # 92-005
Mr. Coffee Cone Filter Microwave
WASHINGTON, DC--In cooperation with
the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Mr. Coffee, inc., of Bedford Heights,
OH, is voluntarily recalling the original version of its non-electric model QB1 Microwave
Coffeemaker. This original microwave coffeemaker uses a cone-shaped filter. Under certain
circumstances, the cone shaped brewer section may separate from the cup and possibly spill
very hot coffee onto the user.
The CPSC was informed of this potential hazard by Mr. Coffee, inc. as a result of three
consumer complaints and the company's own concerns about the potential for such
separation. This separation may occur because of the extended height of the top brewer and
its high center of gravity. There have been no additional reported incidents.
Mr. Coffee's original cone filter style microwave coffeemaker was distributed by Mr.
Coffee from May 1990 through early June 1991. Approximately 338,850 units were sold for
approximately $10 to $13 each. It was replaced in June 1991 by a new, shorter, basket
filter style brewer which also avoids the earlier problem of separation and spills.
Consumers are asked to remove and return the metal blade from the bottom of the cone
shaped brewer and destroy the cone shaped brewer body. Send the blade to:
Mr. Coffee, inc.
24700 Miles Road
Bedford Heights, OH 44146
Attention: Consumer Service
Mr. Coffee will provide to consumers, free of charge, a new basket filter style brewer
basket, a replacement supply of filters, and reimbursement for postage.
This recall does not affect the shorter non-electric basket filter style model QB1
Microwave Coffeemaker which uses a basket type filter or any electric coffeemaker sold by
Consumers with questions may call Mr. Coffee at 1-800-321-0370, in Ohio 1-800-362-7604.
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