If you bought someone a Keurig coffee machine for Christmas this year you might want to remove it from under the tree. Keurig Green Mountain is recalling about 6.6 million MINI Plus Brewing Systems in the United States and another 500,000 in Canada.
Keurig voluntarily recalls MINI Plus K10 brewers made before July 2014. No other models affected. More info: https://t.co/8VmAWehZRf
— Keurig (@Keurig) December 23, 2014
According to USA Today, the Keurig makers are being recalled because dozens of people have reported that they were burned by the machine.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission writes: “Keurig has received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer, including 90 reports of burn-related injuries.”
The Keurig recall includes MINI Plus machines that were sold from December 2009 to December 2014. The machines are model number K10 and have an ID number starting with 31. You can see a complete list of products involved in the recall here.
Consumers are being told to contact Keurig to receive a free repair.
Keurig writes: “Please contact us immediately to obtain a free repair kit which resolves the potential issue… In the meantime, you can continue to use your brewer. 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.”