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Cuisinart Brew Central Coffeemaker Model CBC-4400
Kitchen
Appliances
Electric Coffee Makers or Teapots (217)
CONAIR CORPORATION    
Cuisinart
CBC-4400
70531C
 
 
COSTCO
Unspecified
12/25/2007 This date is an estimate
This morning we heard sound coming from our Cuisinart Brew Central coffeemaker model CBC-4400 S/N 70531C. Upon investigation the coffee in the carafe was bubbling. Then a white vapor was emanating from the left side of the base. Within seconds the strong smell of burning electrical components was evident. I unplugged the coffeemaker and removed it to the back patio to cool or burnout.
An online Internet search showed the several other reports of Cuisinart fires had been reported. We were lucky to be in attendance when this fire occurred. The coffeemaker has a two hour turnoff and our unit was still in within that time period. Since the coffeemaker has a timer feature I recommend that it NOT BE USED. To have the coffeemaker turn on during an unattended time would be a hazard. The coffeemaker should have a high current and high temperature cutoff if it is equipped with a timer. The unit should be deemed UNSAFE if plugged in and NOT ATTENDED!
1/3/2012
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Self
Male
65 years
Yes
No
No
Will do after filing this report
Yes
N/A

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