General Electric Coffee Maker Recalled From Walmart Stores

Walmart and CPSC are recalling nearly one million coffee makers.

May 20, 2010— -- Approximately 900,000 General Electric branded 12-cup digital coffee makers are being recalled, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Walmart announced.

The coffee makers have the potential to overheat and could cause burns or a fire, according to the CPSC.

The recall, announced this morning, is for the white and black coffee makers with model numbers 169164 and 169165. The GE logo and model numbers are on the bottom of the base, according to the CPSC.

GE is supporting Walmart in this voluntary recall, said Colleen Sabo, the communications manager for the GE Licensing division.

Walmart manufactured the coffee makers and they were sold under the GE license, according to Sabo.

The $30 coffee makers were sold at Walmart stores across the country from March 2008 to January 2010, according to the CPSC.

Walmart received 83 reports of smoking, melting, overheating, burning and fire, the CPSC said in a statement. That included three reports of burn injuries.

GE said it began to work with Walmart when it received the complaints.

ABC News asked Walmart to comment on the recall but has not heard back.

The CPSC advised owners of the recalled models to stop using them and return them to any Walmart for a full refund.

For additional information or questions, the CPSC said consumers can contact Walmart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit Walmart's website at

If you have experienced an incident or injury from this coffee maker, the CPSC asks that you submit a report on its website,

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