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Applica recalls coffee makers

Applica Consumer Products is recalling about 584,000 Black & Decker Spacemaker Coffeemakers due to a burn hazard.

Miramar-based Applica said the brew basket can shift out of alignment, allowing hot water to verflow. This poses a scalding and burn hazard to consumers.

The company said it has received 235 reports of hot water overflowing, including 10 reports of second-degree burns.

The recalled product has an under-cabinet mount, programmable digital clock/timer, removable water reservoir, and either a 12-cup glass carafe or an 8-cup thermal carafe. Only model numbers ODC440, ODC440B, ODC450 and ODC460 are included in the recall. The model number is located on the back of the coffeemaker.

The coffeemakers were sold at major retailers nationwide, including K-Mart, Kohl's, Target, Wal-Mart, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Amazon.com, from March 2006 through March 2009 for between $60 and $70.

Consumers should contact Applica for a free replacement brew basket, at 866-668-4442 or visit www.acprecall.com.

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