April 23, 2014

Recall:Black & Decker Spacemaker Coffeemakers Due to Burn Hazard

Name of Product: Black & Decker® brand Spacemaker™ Coffeemakers

Units: About 584,000

Distributor: Applica Consumer Products Inc., of Miramar, Fla.

Hazard: The brew basket can shift out of alignment allowing hot water to overflow. This poses a scalding and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 235 reports of hot water overflowing and contacting consumers, including 10 reports of second-degree burns.

Description: The recalled product is the Black & Decker-branded Spacemaker™ coffeemaker. The product has an under-cabinet mount, programmable digital clock/timer, removable water reservoir, and either a 12-cup glass carafe or an 8-cup thermal carafe. Only model numbers ODC440, ODC440B, ODC450 and ODC460 are included in the recall. The model number can be located on the back of the coffeemaker.

Sold at: Major retailers nationwide, including K-Mart, Kohl’s, Target, Wal-Mart, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Amazon.com, from March 2006 through March 2009 for between $60 and $70.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled coffeemaker immediately and contact Applica for a free replacement brew basket.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Applica toll-free at (866) 668-4442 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.acprecall.com

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell them about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

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  1. c kenneth rieger says:

    we have a odc440 under counter coffee maker and have tried to
    contact for replacement of it.

  2. c kenneth rieger says:

    c kenneth rieger

    date code 621-de on our model #odc440

  3. Gloria Kent says:

    Do not get all in a hurry to use your new basket..mine lasted only one week . Today I spent 5 minutes going thru the garbage can and bag of nasty grounds, eggs, and filth because the arm to the hole to release the coffee is nothing but a flimsy piece of plastic and it clips into a slot .When you go to remove it from the coffee pot, they put a new release for your hands..On pulling it out to throw away the grounds, the arm comes off and flies into the garbage or accross the room or in the floor on in the filthy dishes your sink..The problem is…BLACK AND DECKER SOLD US OUT TO CHINA…THIS PRODUCT WAS MADE IN CHINA.
    I WILL NEVER RECOMMEND ANOTHER BLACK AND DECKER MADE PRODUCT FOR MY HOME..I spent 5 mos wiping coffee and hot water up off the floor , drainboard and off of me..NOw the replacement basket is no better and comes apart…Hope the company President is ready for some harsh words and some legal paperwork coming his/her way..

  4. Mr. Rieger,

    You can use the information located in the recall notice:

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Applica toll-free at (866) 668-4442 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.acprecall.com

  5. Teresita Hartz says:

    We too are having the same issue as others. However, I did not realize that there was a recall on the Black & Decker Spacemaker ODC 440B until I read about it in Consumer Reports last eve.
    Today I tried 3 different times to use the suggested website to report my problem and the website was not working properly. Thus I had to wait, and wait by telephone until reaching a live person. Problem will be taken care of but I would have appreciated a working website for convenience.

  6. Sherry Malone says:

    how do i get the parts we require to make this thing safe?

  7. robert l laswell says:

    have model odc440,it has boled over 2 times.

  8. Please send replacement brew basket for my black Black and Decker Spacemaker Coffeemaker which I purchased at KMart on 5/2/07. It is Model #ODC440B (12 cup)and is identical to the model pictured near the top of this page, and also on the top right picture on your recall letter. Mailing address is:

    1406 Hwy. 71 Apt #307
    International Falls MN 56649

  9. Fran Williams says:

    We too have the Black & Decker ODC440B that leaked and now has just quit on us. A new brew basket does nothing for us. After reading the above letters I don’t know if I want another Black & Decker. The last one we had lasted 10 years.

  10. marie/thomas miloch/Dr. Miloch says:

    I would apprecate it if someone would please tell me what in the heck to do with my coffeepot ODC450 827XO. I can’t believe that I have been trying to get some help since 8/l0/09 to no avail.
    I have two older models – one on my boat and one on my motor home, and have been soooo happy with them both, one is over l2 years old and the other six. The new model is a mess. Black and Decker should be a shamed to even have their name on it……

  11. You can try the information located in the recall notice:

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Applica toll-free at (866) 668-4442 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.acprecall.com

  12. Thomas W. Clark says:

    I have an under the counter Black & Decker Spacemaker 12-cup Coffeemaker, Model #ODC440B with the date code ending in DE. How do I apply for a brew basket??

    Also, the paint on the plate under the carafe has worn off, because of the water dripping onto it and it being hot, and is very rusty and corroded.

  13. Mark Duquette says:

    I have a B&D Spacemaker model SDC740B. The water accumulates in the basket and overflows, burning hands, arms, and makes a huge mess. This happens because the glass carafe doesnt ingage or set correctly with the lever arm of the basket which is designed to open and allow the hot coffee brew to flow into the carafe. My mother also has this smodel and has the exact same issue, she has recieved 2nd degree burns from this B&D appliance.
    There should be a recall of this model too. there is obviously a design flaw that is a real burn hazzard.

  14. I have had at least eight (8) spacemaker coffe makers in the last 10 years.I have used them in my work office, at home , in our motorhome and just kept buying them, because I liked not having to pull out the unit to fill with water..I insisted about three years ago ,that my husband get me a new stainless steel thermal unit, thinking it would be so neat ..Within , a short time, the realization sat in that this had to be the worst coffee pot I had ever owned….I finally gave in to my husband’s idea, throw the thing away before you get severely burned..I couldn’t believe, after all the other ones I had owned, and three (3) of them still in usage, that this one was such a
    “DUD”..Anyway, I did toss it, in the trash,where it belonged, so now what do I do..You have proof that I had one, since I received notifacation. that it was defective…But I have no cat. number… I do know it was model #ODC460 but I have no code # Please notify me of your decision..I have an alternate address since my purchase of this product.. Best Regards, Mary Hamilton

  15. Amy Tunison says:

    I also have a Black and Decker Spacemaker coffee maker. While it is not currently the one that is being recalled, it certainly should be!!! This is our second one! We purchased our first one the first part of July and it nearly ruined our carpet leaking coffee all over the floor! Then we took it back, and got another identical to it. This one leaks everywhere! It leaks water out of the reservoir, and pretty much any place it can leak it does. This one doesn’t overflow from the basket, but it leaks everywhere else! I emailed the company, and they told me they would send me a replacement reservoir which I have yet to see. These coffee makers are not exactly cheap or easy to install! I wouldn’t recommend this product to anyone, nor will I be purchasing another!!!

  16. Shannon & Chad Schumacher says:

    We received the ODC460 model for a christmas present and have had the problem of it leaking from the basket 2out of 3 times a pot was brewed.Finally the brew basket overflowed so much that the coffee pot stoped working. I read about the recall and contacted the web site. They told me to fill out the recall paperwork and that they would send me a recall kit and all I had to do was follow the directions. Three weeks later the recall kit arrived and we cut off the plug part 2″ up the cord and mailed it back like they said.The kit told us that our new coffeepot would arrive in 2 to 3 weeks.That was almost a month ago and still no coffeepot nor any info from the company.How much longer until we get our coffeepot?Is the company going to start repaying me for the money that we’ve been having to put out to buy coffee.

  17. Stephanie Bowling says:

    I purchased the SDC740B and by was that a mistake. I always wanted a spacesaver but since the first day I hated it. You fill up the water reserve and the water leaks from both sides. When the water is brewing the coffee pot does not fit up against the back properly and coffee runs over the top of the pot. the coffee grounds overflow due to the water not getting released fast enough. Now the water flows straight out the bottom all 12 cups all over the countertop what a mess. this model needs to be recalled as well.

  18. Karen Ziegler says:

    I have a ODC440 Coffee Maker that was purchased March 2009 and for some reason today it does not work. No power at all to the unit. It had power 6 hours earlier but NO coffee this morning. How do I get it replaced.

  19. I HAVE A UNDERCOUNTER BLACK AND DECKER SPACEMAKER. THE BASKET THAT HOLDS THE COFFEE FILTER IS BROKEN. THE RELEASE ON THE BASKET IS BROKEN HOW CAN I REPLACE IT WITHOUT BRUYING A NEW COFFEE MAKER? PLEASE!! REPLY BY MAIL MY ADRESS IS HUGH C WHITE 108 TYNE BLVD OLD HICKORY,TENN. 37138

  20. Henry Behrmann says:

    Need a replacement Brew Basket for my Spacemaker Coffeemaker.

  21. my coffeemaker leaks just like before and the new basket is a pain. It still sticks out from the coffeemaker and leaks water all over . Is the company going to do anything about it or do we as consumers just have to suck it up???????

  22. Irene (Rene) Landy says:

    Hello this is my 2nd request
    1st being Aug 2009????
    I have not heard anything from you people since I received the recall notice. What are you doing about this product???? I have since had to replace my coffee maker, but still no response from you. I would greatly apprciate some kind of answer to the problem. Why do you even both sending recall notice if you are not prepared to do anything to all of you dedicated customers???? I will not be purchasing another black & decker small appliance until I receive some kind of an answer.

  23. Ms Landy, Appliance.net has no affiliaqtion wih Black and Decker or the CPSC. If you want to contact them you should direct your comments to them directly:

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Applica toll-free at (866) 668-4442 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.acprecall.com

    Appliance.net publishes recall notices as a service to our readers, but does not affiliate with any manyfacturer.

    I hope this helps.

  24. Joanne McCusker says:

    I have #ODC450, I can’t find the date code. I do have a problem with it spilling over on the counter and on to the hot plate, which is rusting and breaking up. I reported that at the time I reported the glass coffee pot broke and badly cut my finger. The person I spoke to didn’t seam to care about the hot plate problem. You did send me a new pot. I had to go to the hospital with the cut which cost me $50.00 for stitches, and a return to the urgent care 3 mos later with glass still in the finger. Why are you having your products made in China, don’t you know they want us all dead in America? Put our people back to work here in America. I would rather pay more for the product then to have the bad quality we are receiving from China, and the poisons they put in their products.

  25. Deborah Abelovsky says:

    I am writing to let you know that black Brewing Basket is not working it is still dripping (HOT) the Basket still comes out even with the new one you sent me.And I am not using it because of it, the steaming (HOT) WATER DRIPS down on your hand! registration#48025028,registration recall product ODC440B,registration date code:728DE,registered recall replacement:Black Brew Basket.Thank You, Deborah Abelovsky

  26. I hate to burst your bubble, but we are having the same problem with our B&D Spacemaker, but the model# is SDC750. Not only has the brew basket overflowed several times causing a hugh mess, but the morning 0f (2/7/10) the handle broke off the glass pot, almost causing a catastrophe over my kitchen. I didn’t realize there were any recalls until I went on line this morning. Not only will I need a new basket, but will also need a new pot. The plug number on my coffee pot is 852YA. Please contact me by e-mail and let me know what B&D is going to do. We bought this model back during the summer of 2009 at Target and have had nothing but problems with it. Thanks

  27. Once again, to get assistance with your coffeemaker problems, please contact Applica:

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Applica toll-free at (866) 668-4442 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.acprecall.com

    CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell them about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

  28. our spacemaker (black and decker) coffee maker (white-12 cup) does not work any more. it had leaked onto countertops several times and then just quit, so we had to remove it from under the cabinet.
    the model # is: ODC450
    the plug # is: 645 DE ( is is difficult to see the first number, but we think that is what it is.
    i have tried to buy another one and that is when we found out that it is on a recall list.
    i want it replaced, totally with the same color (white) glass carafe-12 cup.please reply asap.we still have all paperwork.
    thank you kindly,
    mrs. joan anderson

  29. Mrs. Anderson,
    Appliance.net is an independent appliance magazine and does not have any affiliation with B&D or the recall. Please contact the CPSC directly:

    Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Applica toll-free at (866) 668-4442 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.acprecall.com

  30. BLACK AND DECKER

    I HAAVE HAD THE WHITE 12 CUP SPACEMAKER FOR AROUND 2-3 YEARS. EVERY TIME IT SPILLS ALL OVER THE COUNTER OR BURN MY HANDS I KEPT THINGING IT WAS MY FAULT. WHEN I HAVE HAD CHURCH IN MY HOUSE I WOULD MAKE A POT AND WALK INTO THE KITCHEN AND SEE THE COFFEE ALL OVER THE PLACE AND SOME OF THE WATER STILL IN THE COFFEE HOLDER.

    YESTERDAY WAS THE LAST STRAW. I HAVE JUST BEEN DIAGNOSISED WITH THYROID CANCER AND HAD SURGERY TUESDAY. I WANTED SOMETING WARM FOR MY THROAT AND MADE( THOUGHT) MADE A POT OF COFFEE. WHEN I WENT INTO THE KITCHEN THERE WAS WATER ON MY COUNTER AND I BURNED MY HAND WHEN I TRIED TO REMOVE THE BASKET WITH THE COFFEE GRINDS THE WATER WAS STILL I IT. I WAS SO ANGRY THAT IT IS ONLY WITH GOD’S GRACE I DIDN’T THROW THE WHOLE THING IN THE TRASH. I TRIED TO REMOVE IT FROM UNDER THE COUNTER BUT I NOW HAVE TO HIRE SOMEONE TO DO THAT FOR ME BECAUSE I AM HAVING ENOUGH PROBLEMS WITH THE SURGERY RECOVERY.

    I ALWAYS USED AND PURCHASED ONLY BLACK AND DECKER BUT AFTER THIS I WILL THINK TWICE. WHAT AND HOW CAN I GET REFUNDED FOR THIS ITEM.

    THANK YOU
    GAIL CERVONE

  31. ARLIN W. KARNOPP says:

    I own a Black ad Decker under the cabinet space saver model — catalog number ODC440B TYPE 1. I had been haviing trouble with the water leaking all over the counter when I made a pot of coffee. I received the new basket which made the problem worse. After a few weeks, it started smoking and now it does not work at all. This is my 3rd Black and Decker under the cabinet coffe makers, and I only had trouble with this one. Please advise as to how I can remedy the problem, or I will have to check into buying another brand of coffe maker as I do not want another problem coffe maker!!

  32. donald allain says:

    leaking basket on 12 cup odc449b please send replacement to

    donald allain

    filled out warranty card when i bought it but cant find it

    \thank you

  33. Phyllis Kerby says:

    Received new basket. Coffee pot still leaks. Have to keep towel under the pot to catch excess water.

  34. M. O'laughin says:

    People– You keep blaming this website which has NO AFFILIATION with B&D. lol

  35. bernice says:

    i have two coffe makers of the same space saver both cup broke so i bouth a nother what i have to do for this pickup

  36. I received the replacement
    brew basket…it’s more hazardous than the original in that the original defective product sent drops of hot water to my countertop and this one actually “pees” scaulding water out at you…got my wife’s hand good this morning. It’s a shame that a one time reputable company like Black and Decker has sunk to this level with it’s engineering capability and consumer concern. I’ve already e-mailed them but the old Spacemaker is on the way to the garbage and B&D has lost a long ime customer.

  37. james schuster says:

    I have a mod# odc460 which has overflowed in the past. Now the coffeemaker has quit working altogether. The only way to correct the problem is to replace the unit altogether. Will you cover this under the recall?

  38. B. Alexander says:

    I have the ODC 450. I need the water reservoir as I broke mine. If someone has one please let me know. Price + Shipping to zip 35553.
    Thanks. Barry
    Email me at GlennAddams@yahoo.com

  39. I bought a spacesaver model# sdc740b had it only a few days and too it back and exchange it. because it leaked and quit working. The one I got to replace it did same thing it also quit working. It has been left under the counter to remind me not to buy another one because they cost to much to have to replace every week ormonth or two. i like the way it saves space on counter but don’t like the problems with them

  40. I had bought my from meijier in mansfield

  41. Robert Jahn says:

    My coffee carafe decided to jump out of our spacemaker and broke so I was trying to find a replacement carafe and ran across this recall. What do I need to do to get this unit replaced or a new carafe for it?

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