- Keurig Recalls Brewers Due To Burn Hazard
- March 12, 2015 | Author: Stephen J. Burg
- Law Firm: Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. - Englewood Office
- Keurig brewing systems have become an increasingly popular way to make a quick cup of coffee. However, the Vermont-based company recalled about 7 million Keurig Mini Plus brewers made between 2009 and 2014 due to a potential burn hazard, reported the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The recall follows about 200 reports of liquid overheating and spraying from the machine while brewing, including 90 reports of injuries involving skin burns.
Too slow to recall?
The recall came just before the holidays, which would not only harm holiday sales for the company, but would also mean the hotline for calling about a recalled machine would not be in use. Even so, CPSC noted it was important to get the word out about the faulty coffee brewers as soon as possible, according to CBS News.
"CPSC staff believed it was important to announce the Keurig recall today, as we know that families are gathering for the holidays and many of them will be enjoying a cup of coffee," Scott Wolfson, CPSC spokesperson, said to CBS. "We want to be sure that there are no further burn injuries during this holiday season. It is important that affected consumers respond right away to this recall and not put it on their to-do list after the holidays."
CBS noted most recalls happen before an accident is reported. The fact that this recall had such a large response of injuries over the years is troubling.
The recalled Keurig Mini Plus brewers were sold in all states at Kmart, Kohl's, Target, Wal-Mart and various online retailers for about $100. The brewing machines all have the model number K10 and their identification number begins with 31.