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Reports of Injury Prompt Black & Decker Spacemaker Coffeemakers Recall

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Washington, DC: Black & Decker Spacemaker™ 12-Cup Programmable Under-the-Cabinet Coffeemakers are being recalled because the coffee pot handle can break, causing cuts and burns to the consumer.

Black & Decker has received more than 1,607 reports of handles breaking, including more than 83 reports of burns and/or cuts. The recalled coffee maker is designed to mount under a cabinet. It is available in white or black and has the words "BLACK & DECKER® SPACEMAKER™" printed in the top right-hand corner of the product. The coffeemakers have a digital time display in the top left corner and five round buttons above the water reservoir for programming.

The 12-cup coffee pots are glass with a molded handle the same color as the machine and a silver metallic bracket running around the glass near the bottom. The model number is printed on the underside of the coffeemaker, directly below the water reservoir. Model number SDC 740 was previously recalled with other eight models in 2012. After the recall announcement, an additional 641 units continued to be sold.

The coffee makers were sold at True Value Hardware Stores nationwide from July 2008 to June 2013 for about $50 to $80.

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