Keurig recalls coffee makers for burn hazard

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

The 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 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. 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 in the U.S., at retailers including Kmart, Kohl’s, Target, and Walmart, and online at www.keurig.comwww.greenmountaincoffee.com and www.keurig.ca from Dec. 2009 through Dec. 2014, for about $100.

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

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