Keurig Recalls 7.2M Coffee Makers, 90 Burn Injuries Reported
Keurig Green Mountain has recalled more than 7 million MINI Plus Brewing Systems in the U.S. and Canada due to burn hazards for consumers.
In the defective brewers, water can overheat during the brewing process, causing it to spray out and burn consumers. There have been about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer, and approximately 90 people have come forward with burn-related injuries. Burn-related injuries are most common when the brewing system is used to make more than two cups in quick succession.
The affected brewing systems have the model number K10 and an identification number starting with “31” on a white sticker on the bottom of the brewing machine. The affected units are single-serve, hot beverage brewers sold in 13 different colors with silver trim (black, red, white, cobalt blue, aqua blue, purple, platinum, emerald, yellow, orchid, bayberry, mauve, and poinciana). They are approximately 11 inches tall, come with three different cup size brewing options (6 oz., 8 oz., and 10 oz.), and contain a removable drip tray. The water tank is located on the top of the brewing machine toward the back of the unit. The affected units were manufactured between December 2009 and July 2014, and they were sold at Kmart, Kohl’s, Target, Walmart, and online at keurig.com, greenmountaincoffee.com, and keurig.ca between December 2009 and December 2014. A full list of the affected brewing systems’ serial numbers can be found here.
Keurig is encouraging owners of the defective brewing machines to visit its recall website. From there, customers can contact Keurig for a free repair kit. In the meantime, Keurig says customers can continue to use the brewer as long as they are not brewing more than two cups in rapid succession and they stay at least an arm’s length away from the machine while brewing.
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