Recall alert: Company recalls NESCO coffee bean roasters due to fire hazard

Thousands of coffee bean roasters manufactured by a Wisconsin-based company are being recalled because they could pose a fire hazard.

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In a news release, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said that the Metal Ware Corporation, of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, is recalling the NESCO Model CR-04-13 coffee bean roasters after receiving 20 reports of the product overheating. That caused the plastic on the product to melt and coffee beans to burn, the CPSC said. That burning caused flames and smoke to come from the roaster.

No injuries have been reported, the CPSC said.

The products have a date code of 2520 or 3220 printed at the bottom right of the ETL Intertek label on the product and on the box, according to the CPSC. NESCO is also printed in white on the black roasters.

The coffee bean roasters were sold at Blains Supply and Burman Coffee Traders stores nationwide and online at, and, from August 2020 through December 2020. The cost of the item was approximately $85.

The CPSC recommended that consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Metal Ware for a full refund. Metal Ware will also provide free shipping for consumers who mail in the product. The consumer can choose between receiving a full refund in $85 cash or a $100 store credit for use at

Consumers with questions can call the Metal Ware Corporation toll-free at 1-888-993-9243 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday, email at, or online at (click on RECALLS).