IMUSA is recalling espresso makers for a burn hazard. The filler cap at the top of the unit can crack and let steam escape, posing a burn hazard. The cap can also pop off unexpectedly and suddenly because of pressure buildup, posing an impact injury risk.
The recall is for IMUSA espresso makers. The black or gray and black espresso makers have model numbers GAU-18200 and GAU-18201. The caps on the recalled espresso makers have date codes “201407” to “201411.” The model number and date code are printed on a rating label on the bottom of the espresso maker. “IMUSA” is printed on the front of the espresso maker.
The firm has received 43 incident reports, including one report of a consumer who burned his hand from steam coming through a crack in the cap. Consumers should immediately stop using these espresso makers and contact IMUSA for a free replacement filler cap.
About 17,500 of these espresso makers were sold at Kmart, Sears, Target and other stores nationwide from July 2014 through November 2014 for between $30 and $45. The product was manufactured in China.