GE Coffee Makers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Nearly 1 million General Electric coffee makers sold at Walmart are being recalled after dozens of reports of overheating, smoking, burning and fires. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Walmart has received 83 complaints about the GE-branded coffee maker, including three reports of minor burns to consumers' bodies. The reports of property damage include a significant kitchen fire and damage to countertops, cabinets and a wall. The recall involves about 900,000 GE 12-cup digital coffee makers sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide. Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled coffee makers and return the product to any Walmart for a full refund. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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