Posted on 23 Dec 2014 19:52
Just announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Keurig has recalled about 6.6 million units of the Keurig MINI Plus Brewing System in the United States, and 564,000 in Canada.
The unit is pictured below.
According to the report, water in the units can overheat, leading to hot water and steam spraying out of the unit and possibly burning the user.
Keurig initiated the recall after receiving around 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer, 90 of these malfunctions causing burns.
The MINI Plus Brewing System being recalled was produced between December 2009 and July 2014. The units were sold at Kmart, Kohl's Target, Walmart, and other retailers across the nation. They were also sold online through Keurig.com. Units affected by the recall can be identified by the serial number on the bottom of the unit, printed on a white sticker.
The model number is K10 and the identification number starts wtih a "31" and is followed by a range of numbers. Check here to see if your unit is affected by the recall, and for more information. Consumers are being urged to contact Keurig for a free repair, and relieve instructions on how to avoid a burn injury in the meanwhile.
Keurig has been under fire for the extremely large amount of plastic waste their pod coffee system causes, for only a little bit of coffee. They received even further flack by deciding to replace the standard Keurig K-Cup brewers with a new version that only allows "Authorized" K-Cups to work in the system, so that the many other brands of coffee that supply K-Cups will not work. However, workarounds to the this lockout quickly followed.