Keurig recalls nearly 7 million brewing machines
WASHINGTON – Keurig is recalling some seven million single-serve coffee brewing machines sold in the United States and Canada between 2009 and last July because of reports of burn injuries.
Keurig says its Mini Plus Brewing Systems, with model number K10, can overheat and spray water during brewing. Keurig says it had received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer, including 90 reports of burn-related injuries.
About 6.6 million of the brewers are in the U.S., and nearly 600,000 are in Canada.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released details on the recall Tuesday. The recalled brewers have an identification number starting with “31” printed on the bottom. They were sold online and in stores in the U.S. and Canada between 2009 and 2014.
Consumers are being urged to call Keurig Green Mountain Inc. of Waterbury, Vermont, at 1-844-255-7886 or check the company’s website at miniplusbrewer.com for instructions on precautions and free repair kits. Keurig said the kit will fix the issue.
The company says it’s working with Health Canada as well as the U.S. consumer protection agency and asks consumers who gave a machine as a gift to notify the recipient.
“In the meantime, you can continue to use your brewer. We recommend you avoid brewing more than two cups in rapid succession and maintain an arm’s length distance from the brewer during the brewing process,” the Keurig website says.
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