7.2 Million Keurig Coffee Makers Recalled for Burn Injuries
Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Dec 24, 2014
After consumers reported nearly 100 instances of burn injuries, Keurig recalled approximately 7.2 million coffee makers in the United States and Canada. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated that Keurig recalled the brewing systems because they can overheat and spray hot water onto users.
To eliminate the problem, Keurig is offering free repairs to any Keurig users who purchased the defective model.
Keurig models affected by the defect include a wide range of Keurig MINI Plus Brewing System coffee makers. You can view the product serial numbers here.
Machines affected by the recall have I.D. numbers starting with 31, were sold between 2009 and 2014, and cost around $100.
Hundreds of Accident Reports from Keurig Users
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 90 people sustained burn injuries, and around 200 people reported accidents related to the defect.
Keurig Responds to Accident Reports & Recall
According to the VIP of Corporate Communications at Keurig, "Any reports of injury received were handled promptly."
Additionally, Keurig stated that injuries caused by the defective coffee brewers were not serious. "…Any reported injuries of this issue were generally minor and we've received a very small number relative to the total number of units in the U.S. and Canada."
Keurig is working with retailers to recall any products that may cause harm to consumers.
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