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Atico of Florida recalls electric percolators

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida company is recalling about 198,000 electric percolators because they can overheat and start fires.

Atico International USA, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has received six reports of fires resulting in minor damage to kitchen counters and cabinets and two reports of people receiving minor burns on their hands, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said last week.

The recall includes Atico's Kitchen Gourmet Automatic 10 Cup Percolator and Prinetti Electric 10 Cup Percolator. The plastic percolators look like white pitchers with gray bases. The Kitchen Gourmet model is decorated with three red flowers on the front. The Prinetti Electric 10 Cup Percolator is plain white with "Prinetti" on the front.

The safety commission advises consumers to stop using these percolators immediately and call Atico International toll-free at 1-800-645-3867 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday for information on how to receive a refund.