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January 2, 1996

Release # 96-057
CPSC: Kate Primo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187

CPSC, Braun Announce Recall of Espresso/Cappuccino Makers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Braun Inc. of Lynnfield, Mass., is voluntarily announcing a recall of and replacement filter holder for 5,000 espresso/cappuccino makers, models E20 and E25, type 3058. If the filter holder is pushed past the maximum setting, the filter holder may dislodge under pressure. As a result, it could break the glass coffee carafe and consumers could be cut by broken glass. In addition, consumers could be burned by escaping steam or spilled coffee grounds.

Braun has received 16 reports of the filter holder dislodging, which resulted in three injuries, including a cut and burns.

The plastic and metal espresso/cappuccino makers have a production code stamped on the bottom of the base. This voluntary corrective action involves espresso/cappuccino makers with production codes "426" through "450." The machine was packaged in a cardboard box labeled in part "BRAUN Espresso/Cappuccino Maker ... Made in Switzerland." Major department stores, kitchen supply stores and various retailers sold the espresso/cappuccino makers nationwide from August 1994 through December 1994 for between $49 and $69.

Braun isproviding replacement filter holders, revised instruction sheets, and product labels to consumers who own type 3058 espresso/cappuccino makers with production codes "426" through "450." For more information, consumers can call (800) 933-8363, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Consumers should have their espresso/espresso makers available at the time of the call.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to