The Metal Ware Corporation has issued a defective product recall for about 5,350 NESCO Coffee Bean Rosters because they could potentially overheat and cause a fire. According to an alert issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there were 20 reports of the coffee bean roasters overheating, causing the plastic to melt, burning the beans, and/or flame and smoke emanating from the roaster. So far, no injuries have been reported.
Details of the Recall
The recall involves NESCO Coffee Bean Roasters with the model number CR-04-13 and Date Code 2520 and 3220. The recalled products were sold nationwide from August 2020 through December 2020 at stores like Blains Supply, Burman Coffee Traders, and at several online stores including kohls.com and wayfair.com. The manufacturer is asking consumers to immediately stop using the recalled coffee bean roasters and contact Metal Ware for a full refund of $85 or store credit of $100 to use at nesco.com.
NESCO’s website describes its coffee roasters as devices that provide “the freshness and quality needed to elevate your coffee drinking experience at home.” These countertop coffee roasters hold up to a quarter-pound of raw coffee beans and will roast a batch of beans in 20 minutes. The roaster also features a two-minute cool-down function that could be initiated at any time.
Product Liability Issues
Manufacturers, importers, distributors and/or retailers of consumer products are legally obligated to immediately report any defective products that could create a substantial risk of injury or harm to consumers. They must also report a product that fails to comply with consumer safety standards.
If a defective product has injured you or a loved one, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer seeking compensation for your injuries, damages and losses. In order to prevail in such a lawsuit, plaintiffs must prove that they used the product as intended, that it was defective and the faulty product directly caused their injuries and damages.
Victims injured by dangerous products can seek compensation for damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, permanent injuries such as scarring and disfigurement, pain and suffering and emotional distress. An experienced product defect lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and options better.