Focus Products Group International LLC is voluntarily recalling its Cocoa Latte Hot Drink Maker.
You should immediately stop using the project and contact the Focus Products Call Center for instructions on how to return and product and receive a replacement.
The issue is that a small bushing inside the container has “the potential to leach lead,” according to the FDA.
The products were sold under the following makes and model numbers:
- West Bend
- Back to Basics
- CM300BK, CM300BKL, CM300BLSS, CM300BR, CM300BRBRL CM300BRL, CM300W
So far, the company has not received any consumer complaints about the issue, but Focus Products’ “independent testing revealed the potential product, and out of an abundance of caution, the company voluntarily decided to recall the product,” said the FDA.
According to the FDA:
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 in possession of 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.