Keurig Recalls Hot Drinks Makers After Burn Reports
Keurig coffee makers have become popular in recent years in offices and homes. However, the fact an item is popular does not mean it is always safe. Keurig is currently recalling some 7 million single-serve coffee brewing machines after receiving reports of burns.
Keurig says its Mini Plus Brewing Systems, with model number K10, can overheat and spray water on users during brewing. Keurig says it has received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the machines, including 90 reports of burn-related injuries, reported WAVY.com.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission released details on the Keurig recall Tuesday. The recalled brewers have an identification number starting with “31” printed on the bottom of the machine. They were sold online and in stores in the U.S. and Canada between 2009 and 2014.
Consumers are being urged to call Keurig Green Mountain Inc. of Waterbury, Vermont, at 1-844-255-7886 to arrange for free repair.
Recalls in the car industry have dominated headlines in 2014, but there have been recalls of other types of equipment and toys.
- Graco recalled 11 models of strollers due to finger amputation hazard. There were reports of finger injuries, including the amputation of fingertips.
- Bob-Cat voluntarily recalled Zero Turn Mowers due to crash hazard. The steering control arm component of the mower risked breaking under normal use, causing the driver to lose control and crash.
- Venmar Ventilation recalled its air exchangers due to the possibility of the motor in the air exchangers overheating, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
- Sivvers voluntarily recalling riding lawnmowers due to poor ignition design, which created a risk of overheating and poses a fire hazard.
- Benetton recalled boy’s jackets because a drawstring at the waist can become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors and pose an entanglement hazard to children.
- FGX International voluntarily recalled children’s sunglasses because the surface contains lead paint; the recall includes 20 styles of Disney, Marvel and Sears/Kmart brands. Units: 215,000.
- Tray Vous voluntarily recalled snack and activity trays for strollers because an opening between the tray and the stroller seat allows an unharnessed child’s body to pass through, causing a strangulation risk.
- Graco recalled almost 4 million child car seats because the buckles were not un latching,, making it difficult to remove the child from the seat. This can increase the risk of injury in a crash when a swift exit from the vehicle is required.
For a full list of recalls of products that affect children, see this see Safekids.org.
If you have been burned by a coffee maker, or harmed by another product, you may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer. Call Cooper Hurley at 757.455.0077 or see CooperHurley.com.