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March 2, 2000

Burn Injuries Prompt Recall of Tim Hortons Coffeepot

Burn Injuries Prompt Recall of Tim Hortons CoffeepotOntario, Canada (SafetyAlerts) - Tim Hortons is recalling about 31,000 coffeemakers sold in the U.S. and Canada. The coffeepot's handle can break, causing the pot to fall. Consumers can suffer burn injuries from hot coffee or lacerations from broken glass.

Tim Hortons has received 150 reports of handles breaking off of the coffeepots, resulting in nine burn injuries.

The recalled coffeemaker is made of black plastic. The coffeepot is made of glass with a black plastic handle. The top of the handle has a red thumb-rest. Measurement units on the pot are "24 oz/682 mL" and "48oz/1363 mL." "Tim Hortons" is on the coffeemaker and the coffeepot.

Tim Hortons coffeemakers that are made of white plastic are not part of this recall.

Tim Hortons coffee shops in Kentucky, Ohio, Maine, Michigan, New York and West Virginia sold the coffeemakers from October 1999 through February 2000 for about $65.

Consumers should stop using the coffeepots immediately. Consumers should contact Tim Hortons for instructions on receiving a replacement coffeepot and $5 gift certificate. Call Tim Hortons toll-free at (888) 273-9846 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or access their web site at

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers March 2, 2000.

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