Keurig coffee maker recalled; Can spray hot water, causing burns

Shelton-KeurigCoffeeKeurig Green Mountain has recalled its Mini Plus Brewing Systems with model number K10 (formerly identified as B31), manufactured before July 2014.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said the coffee makers were prone to overheating, creating a risk that users could be burned by water spraying out of the machines.

According to the agency, Keurig received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer in this manner, including 90 burn-related injuries.

The recall comes as a result of an agreement between Vermont-based Keurig Green Mountain and the CPSC.

Keurig said the scalding water spray is more likely to occur when more than two cups are brewed in quick succession.

 

Repair kits are available

The company is making repair kits available, and recommends that while waiting for their kits, users  “avoid brewing more than two cups in rapid succession and maintain an arm’s length distance from the brewer during the brewing process,” according to a message on its website.

About 6.6 million of the affected units were sold for about $100 each in the United States, at retailers including Kmart, Kohl’s, Target, and Walmart, and online at www.keurig.com,  www.greenmountaincoffee.com and www.keurig.ca from December 2009 through December 2014.

For further information, visit www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Keurig-Recalls-MINI-Plus-Brewing-Systems/#remedy, or a website set up by the company, miniplusbrewer.com. Keurig Green Mountain has also set up a toll-free telephone information line at 844-255-7886.

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