Keurig issues safety recall on mini brewers

by Monica Watrous
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Keurig is recalling more than 7 million Mini Plus brewers.


WATERBURY, VT. — Keurig Green Mountain has issued a safety recall on its Mini Plus single-serve brewing system after some of the machines reportedly sprayed hot water at users. The recall affects more than 7 million machines sold in the United States and Canada.

The company has received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer, including 90 reports of burn-related injuries, in the United States, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Canadian consumers reported 25 incidents, which included 17 minor burns, said Health Canada.

The recalled brewers have the model number K10, previously identified as B31, with an identification number beginning with 31, and were manufactured between December 2009 and July 2014.

Keurig said the glitch is more likely to occur if the brewer is used to dispense more than two cups in quick succession. The company has offered to provide a repair kit to resolve the issue.

“In the meantime, you can continue to use your brewer,” the company said. “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.”
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