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Recall of the Week: Keurig coffee brewers due to burn hazard

KeurigCoffeemaker800Keurig Green Mountain is recalling about 6.6 million of its Keurig MINI Plus Brewing System in the United States and 564,000 Canada 

Water can overheat during brewing, spray out, and burn consumers, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.

Keurig has received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer, including 90 reports of burn-related injuries.

This recall involves Keurig MINI Plus Brewing System with model number K10 – previously identified as model number B31.

Recalled brewers have an identification number starting with “31” followed by a range of numbers printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the brewer. They’re single-serve, hot beverage brewers and were sold in 13 different colors with silver trim. Colors include black, red, white, cobalt blue, aqua blue, purple, platinum, emerald, yellow, orchid, bayberry, mauve, and poinciana.

The recalled brewers are about 11 inches tall and have a “Brew” button; three-cup size brewing options – 6 oz., 8 oz., and 10 oz.; and a removable drip tray. The water tank is located on top of the unit towards the back. K10 is marked on the packaging.

Recalled units were produced between December 2009 and July 2014 and can be identified by the serial number printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the brewer.

The coffee brewers were sold at Kmart, Kohl’s, Target, Walmart, and other retailers nationwide, and online at www.keurig.com, www.greenmountaincoffee.com and www.keurig.ca from December 2009 through December 2014. The cost was about $100.

Consumers should contact Keurig for a free repair, the company and commission advise. While waiting for a free repair, consumers can contact Keurig about steps to avoid a burn injury. 

For more information, call Keurig Green Mountain at 844-255-7886 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET on Saturday or Sunday or visit www.keurig.com and click on “Product Recall.”

Copyright 2014, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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