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From Products Liability Law Daily, December 23, 2014

Keurig recalls 6.6 million MINI Plus Brewing Systems due to burn hazard

By Joe Bichl

Keurig Green Mountain Inc. of Waterbury, Vermont, has recalled approximately 6.6 million Keurig® MINI Plus Brewing Systems in the United States and 564,000 in Canada. Water can overheat during brewing, spray out and burn consumers. Keurig has received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer, including 90 reports of burn-related injuries (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 15-054, December 23, 2014).

Product description. 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 are 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 measure about 11 inches tall, 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: For a list of the serial numbers, consumers can visit www.cpsc.gov.

The brewing systems, which were manufactured in China and Malaysia, were sold at Kmart, Kohl’s, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide, and online at www.keurig.comwww.greenmountaincoffee.com and 
www.keurig.ca from December 2009 through December 2014 for about $100.

Remedy. Consumers should contact Keurig for a free repair. While waiting for a free repair, consumers can contact Keurig about steps to avoid a burn injury.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers are encouraged to contact Keurig Green Mountain toll-free 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.”

Companies: Keurig Green Mountain Inc.

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