About 155,000 Philips Senseo one-cup coffeemakers are being recalled, reports the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
An electrical fault and the build-up of calcium from hard or medium water can cause an obstruction in the coffeemaker. If this happens, the boiler can burst, posing a burn hazard to consumers, according to the commission.
The firm has received 17 reports of incidents in Europe, including six reports of minor personal injury involving first-degree burns to the hands, arms, and abdomen.
Distributed by Philips Consumer Lifestyle, of Stamford, Conn., the coffeemakers were made in China and Poland.
This recall involves Senseo one-cup coffeemakers with model numbers HD 7810, HD 7811, HD 7815, HD 7820, HD 7832, and HD 7890.
Model numbers are located on the bottom of the coffeemaker. Date codes are printed on the bottom of the coffeemaker.
Coffeemakers made in China have date codes 0727 through 0847; coffeemakers made in Poland have date codes 0627 through 0847.
The coffeemakers were sold at Wal-Mart, Target, and Safeway stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com between July 2006 through March 2009 for between $60 and $140.
Consumers need to immediately stop using the coffeemakers and contact Philips for instructions on receiving a free replacement unit, the commission advises.
For additional information, contact Philips toll-free at 866-604-0051 between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays.