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Keurig Recalls Coffee Machines on Burn Risk

Keurig Recalls Coffee Machines on Burn Risk

Make sure that the equipment bringing caffeinated liquid to the masses in your office doesn’t present a safety hazard.

Coffee can be the lifeblood for many workers and coffee machines are certainly a staple in many offices.

Just make sure that the equipment brewing the caffeinated liquid in your office doesn’t present a safety hazard.

Keurig Green Mountain Inc. is recalling about 7.2 million single-serve hot coffee brewing machines because there is a burn risk for users if water overheats and sprays out of the machines.

The recall involves the Keurig MINI Plus Brewing Systems made between December 2009 and July 2014 that have a model number of K10 and serial numbers starting with 31.

Keurig has received 90 reports of burn-related injuries in the U.S., the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said, and 17 reports of minor burns in Canada, Health Canada said.

The machines were sold in the U.S. and Canada for about $100 at Kmart, Kohl’s, Target, Walmart and other retailers. There are about 6.6 million affected machines in the U.S. and 564,000 in Canada.

Keurig said the glitch is more likely to more likely to occur if more than two cups are brewed in quick succession.

The company is offering customers a free repair kit, and advises users to “avoid brewing more than two cups in rapid succession and maintain an arm’s length distance from the brewer during the brewing process” until machines are repaired.

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