Why Were Keurig Home Brewing Machines Recalled?


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In Dec 2014, Keurig recalled 6.6 million home brewing machines after receiving 90 reports of burn injuries. Some MINI Plus Brewing System units allowed hot liquid to escape and potentially cause burns to the user.

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The chances of injury increased for users who brewed more than two cups in rapid succession. The recalled models were stamped K10. All of the recalled units were made between December of 2009 and July 2014. A number of different stores sold these models including Walmart, Target, Kmart and Keurig Green Mountain.

Users with this particular Keurig model are encouraged to contact the company. In order to remedy the problem, Keurig provides a free repair kit. This kit includes both a handle attachment and new K-Cup holder. Although the units are officially recalled, the company states that users can continue to use the equipment. The only recommended precaution is to refrain from brewing two or more cups in quick succession. Additionally, maintaining at least one arm's length away from the machine during the brewing process reduces risk of injury.

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that recalled models were sold in a total of thirteen different colors all with silver trim. Individuals with black, red, white, cobalt blue, aqua blue and purple, as well as platinum, emerald, yellow, orchid, bayberry, mauve and poinciana devices are encouraged to check the model number and recall status.

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