Sunbeam Products Inc., doing business as Jarden Consumer Solutions, is recalling 520,000 Mr. Coffee single cup brewing systems in the United States and 80,700 in Canada
A build-up of steam in the water reservoir can force the brewing chamber to open and throw out hot coffee grounds and water, posing a burn hazard, JCS and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement.
JCS has received 164 reports of the brewing chamber opening due to steam pressure, including about 59 reports in the U.S. and two in Canada of burn injuries to consumers' face, upper torso, and hands.
The recalled coffeemaker comes in black with silver, red, or white trim. It’s about 11 inches tall and has a Brew Now/Off button and a removable drip tray. The water tank is located on top of the unit towards the back.
The model number is printed on the bottom of the brewer. Click here for a list of recalled model numbers.
Manufactured in China, the coffee makers were sold by mass merchandisers nationwide, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Brandsmart, JC Penney, Kmart, Lowe's, Target, and Walmart and online at www.mrcoffee.com from September 2010 through August 2012. The cost was $60 to$80.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coffee brewer and contact JCS to receive information on how to obtain a free replacement unit, the company and commission advise.
For additional information, contact JCS at 800-993-8609 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.mrcoffeerecall.com.
For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.