The makers of the Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Maker have issued a voluntary recall of the machine because a small brush inside of it has the potential to leach lead.
Focus Products Group International, LLC says consumers should immediately stop using the Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Maker and contact the Focus Products Call Center for instructions on how to return the product and receive a replacement. The machines were sold under the following makes and model numbers:
- West Bend
- Back to Basics
- CM300BK, CM300BKL, CM300BLSS, CM300BR, CM300BRBRL CM300BRL, CM300W
"To date, Focus Products has received no notice of any consumer complaints. However, the company’s independent testing revealed the potential problem, and out of an abundance of caution, the company voluntarily decided to recall the product," the company said in its recall notice.
"The only affected products are the Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Makers, makes and model numbers listed above. The Cocoa Grande Hot Drink Maker is NOT affected by this recall. The Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Makers shipped nationwide starting in 2004 through October 12, 2012. The affected products come in a variety of colors with transparent pitchers, and were sold primarily in the United States through various retailers such as Bed Bath & Beyond, through various e-retailers such as Amazon.com and through Focus Products’ online store."
Consumers who have a Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Maker should contact Focus Products’ Call Center at 1-888-943-5202. Further information will be available on Focus Products’ websites, www.focuspg.com and www.westbend.com .