My coffee pot nearly blew up!

@callarse1 (4786)
United States
March 13, 2007 8:55pm CST
I am so shocked because yesterday I wanted to make some decaffeinated coffee, I put the coffee in the filter, I put the water in the machine. I plugged it in and then I turned in own... THEN BOOM! Sparks were flying out of the swich! I smelled a burning smell and I immediately unplugged the machine. Nothing has ever happened like that. Today I just flied a complaint with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission because I have NEVER had a coffee pot do that. If I hadn't noticed the sparks it could have caused a fire. I have only had the coffee machine since August of 2005, so about a year and a half. Has an appliance ever done that to you? What would you do if that happened to you? Have a nice day. Pablo
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@Lifez2short (4969)
• United States
21 May 07
Well to be honest with you I think a year and a half is awhile. Maybe not to make is do what it did though. I would have been scared if that happened to me. I had lamp do that to me once but it did catch on fire. The fire went up the side of the wall and down my curtin. That scared the poo out of me and my kids.
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@callarse1 (4786)
• United States
21 May 07
Wow! I definitely would contact them about the lamp! That is terrible, was it connected to an extension cord? The coffee pot was not connected at all to anything like that. Pablo
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• United States
22 May 07
No it was not connected to anything but the wall outlet.
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@callarse1 (4786)
• United States
24 May 07
Wow! That is terrible, definitely contact the Consumer Product Safety.
@Penfencer (297)
• United States
20 Mar 07
Quite obviously, the problem was that you used decaffeinated coffee. To do so is like serving a plate of Spam and calling it a steak. Seriously though, that's pretty messed up. It's possible it might not have been the coffee pot itself, but the wall-socket you plugged it into. You might want to be careful around that socket from now on. Contact the company that made the coffee pot too. They'll likely want to know if their products are randomly exploding in people's kitchens.
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@callarse1 (4786)
• United States
4 Apr 07
Yea I finally found the company's contact information. Well what I got was their head office is in Japan. Since I don't plan to make any international calls I will forward the information to the agency I was talking about before. Thank you for the information.
@callarse1 (4786)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I just wanted to give you all an update, I turned over the coffee pot to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The lady gave me a receipt, and previously she had asked me many questions via email. I haven't been contacted by the company, and I am not sure what happens now. Pablo
@callarse1 (4786)
• United States
19 May 07
I'm giving you the best reply. Yours made me laugh the most ;) Pablo
• China
23 Aug 07
Sorry to hear that. Did you get any reply from the agency of the coffee marker right now?
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@callarse1 (4786)
• United States
23 Aug 07
No, I never heard from the coffee machine manufacture, the US product safety commission did their investigation and I believe the coffee pot has been recalled. However it was only sold at a few stores. Thanks for writing! Pablo
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
2 Apr 07
Unfortunately stuff like that in the USA is only under protection for 90 days. I guess that cheap stuff made in a sweat shop isn't supposed to last that long. It is good that you noticed it. Who knows what would have happened.
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@callarse1 (4786)
• United States
4 Apr 07
Well I don't know how many days was the warranty because I don't have any manual. However, it was made in China so perhaps there is a problem. I will be forwarding pictures to the government agency. Have a nice day.
• Singapore
13 Apr 07
Wow.. that is quite some experience. One might have thought you were doing a science experiment gone wrong! :P You did right to make a formal report to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. I am glad to not have been in the same shoes before.
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