Keurig Coffee Maker Recall Initiated Following Reports of Burn Injuries
Consumers using recalled Keurig hot beverage brewers may be at risk for serious burns and other injuries.
Approximately 7.1 million Keurig coffee makers have been recalled following hundreds of reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer and spraying on users, including at least 90 reports of users suffering burn-related injuries. The Keurig MINI Plus Brewing System Recall was announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on December 23, and while the extent of the injuries reported in connection with the recalled coffee makers have not yet been released, the CPSC warns that users could face a risk of burns, blistering and scarring caused by hot liquids spraying or leaking from the brewer. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries while using a Keurig coffee maker or another potentially dangerous consumer product, contact a defective product attorney today for legal help.
Keurig Brewers Affected by Product Recall
According to the CPSC, the product recall includes Keurig MINI Plus Brewing Systems, single-serving hot beverage brewers carrying model number K10 and identification numbers beginning with “31.” The coffee makers affected by the CPSC recall are approximately 11 inches tall and feature a brew button, a water tank, a removable drip tray, and three cup-size brewing options (6 oz., 8 oz. and 10 oz.). The recalled brewers were manufactured in China and Malaysia between December 2009 and July 2014, and were sold at Kohl’s, Kmart, Walmart, Target and other retailers nationwide, as well as online at keurig.com, greenmountaincoffee.com and keurig.ca. The recalled Keurigs can be identified by the serial number, which is printed on a white sticker located on the bottom of the coffee maker.
Contact a Skilled Product Liability Lawyer Today
Prior to issuing the coffee maker recall, Keurig had received approximately 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer, including 90 reports of consumers suffering burn-related injuries. According to the CPSC, consumers with a recalled Keurig coffee maker should contact the company for a free repair and for information about how to avoid a burn injury caused by the brewer. If you have suffered injuries while using a recalled consumer product, our consumer advocates at the Leading Justice can help. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers harmed by dangerous products, and can help put you in touch with a reputable product liability lawyer who has experience handling defective product injury claims.
[box type=”note” align=”aligncenter” ]Source: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Keurig-Recalls-MINI-Plus-Brewing-Systems/[/box]