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Recall - Bialotti 1 Cup Espresso Coffee Maker

Web posted on January 27, 2013

This recall involves the Bialotti 1 Cup Espresso Coffee Maker identified by item number 4002 and UPC 069237007718. The coffee maker is metallic with a plastic black handle. The coffee maker has a brass pressure relief fitting on the bottom portion of the product.

This recalled Bialotti 1 Cup Espresso Coffee Maker is a knockoff to the Bialetti brand coffee maker. Bialetti brand coffee makers are not included in this recall.

The recalled coffee makers were manufactured in China by China National Aero-Technology Hangzhou, China and imported through Standa Importing and Distributing Co. Ltd. Toronto, Ontario. The products were sold from February 2007 to December 2012. Approximately 5,596 units of the recalled coffee makers were sold at various stores across Canada.

Health Canada's sampling and testing program revealed that the coffee maker does not meet the lead requirements for kettles under the Hazardous Products (Kettles) Regulations. Consumers should immediately stop using the coffee maker and return it to the store it was purchased from for a refund.

Under the Kettles Regulations of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, it is illegal to import, advertise or sell a kettle that releases more than 0.01 mg/kg of lead.

Lead is highly toxic and can enter the body through the digestive system or the lungs. It accumulates in the body and can damage almost all body systems, especially the nervous system. Lead is toxic to children even at low exposure levels and has also been shown to have the potential to cause intellectual and behavioural deficits in children. Potential health effects associated with exposure to high levels of lead include vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, coma or even death.

Neither Health Canada nor Standa Importing and Distributing Co. Ltd. has received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this product.

For more information on the risks and symptoms of lead exposure, visit Health Canada's: It's Your Health: Lead and Human Health.

For more information, consumers may contact Standa Importing and Distributing Co. Ltd. toll free at 1-888-335-0187 ext. 110.

For more information on this or other Health Canada consumer product advisories, warnings, and recalls, visit the website at

To report consumer product incidents to Health Canada, visit the website for reporting instructions.

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