Keurig recalls a coffeemaker
December 23, 2014
• Could spit hot liquid at user
• “Maintain an arm’s length distance … during the brewing process”
Keurig Green Mountain Inc. says it is voluntarily recalling more than 7 million “MINI Plus Brewing System” units with model number K10 (formerly identified as B31) produced prior to July 2014.
Keurig says it has received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer, including 90 reports of burn-related injuries. Keurig says this is more likely to occur if the brewer is used to brew more than two cups “in quick succession.”
“We recommend you avoid brewing more than two cups in rapid succession and maintain an arm’s length distance from the brewer during the brewing process,” the company says.
Keurig says anyone who might have bought the model as a gift, should notify the gift recipient of the recall.
Some 6.6 million of the appliances were sold in the U.S. and 564,000 in Canada.
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.
The affected brewers were made in China or Malaysia.
This issue does not affect any other brewer models.
Keurig is offering a free repair kit, which resolves the potential issue, it says.