Keurig Coffee Maker Recall Announced After Dozens of Burn Injuries Reported
About 7.1 million Keurig brewing systems have been recalled after the manufacturer received hundreds of reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer, including at least 90 reports involving burns caused by the water overheating and spraying on users.
The Keurig MINI Plus Brewing System recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on December 23, following 200 hundred reports of problems with liquid overheating and either spraying or leaking from the brewer, posing a burn hazard to users.
Although the extent of the injuries reported to date have not been released, consumers could face a risk blistering on the skin, burns, and possibly scaring from coming in contact with the extremely hot liquids.
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The CPSC estimates that about 6.6 million recalled brewing stations have been sold in the United States, with another 564,000 sold in Canada.
The recall includes Keurig MINI Plus Brewing Systems with model number K10 and serial numbers starting with “31”. The machines are a single-serve brewing system that were sold in black, red, white, cobalt blue, aqua blue, purple, platinum, emerald, yellow, orchid, bayberry, mauve, and Poinciana. The brewers measure about 11 inches tall and are equipped with a water tank, a brew button, and three cup size brewing options. For a full list on recall K10 models and their serial number ranges, please visit the CPSC recall announcement.
The recalled Keurig brewing systems were manufactured in China and Malaysia under Keurig Green Mountain Inc., of Waterbury, Vermont, where they were sold at Kmart, Kohl’s, Target, Walmart, and other major and minor retailers nationwide and online at www.keurig.com, www.greenmountaincoffee.com, and www.keurig.ca from December 2009 through December 2014 for about $100.
The CPSC recommends that customers check their Keurig brewing stations for the K10 model number and check to see if the serial number falls within the recalled range. Consumer with recalled units should then contact Keurig Green Mountain at 844-255-7886 or visit them online at www.keurig.com and navigate to the “Product Recall” link for information on how to obtain a free repair. While waiting for a free repair, customers can contact Keurig for steps to avoid a burn injury.
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