Everywhere you look today, there seems to be a Keurig® brewing system. As enticing and easy to use (just pick your flavor, insert the cup and brew) as these machines may be, some of them contain a hidden danger that can lead to life-altering injuries.
Coffee Makers Spewing Hot Liquid
Seemingly under the radar during the 2014 holiday season, Keurig® issued a recall of its Keurig® MINI Plus Brewing Systems. While many people were opening presents containing other, safer Keurig® models, the company was working to call back MINIs that can overheat during the brewing process and spray scalding liquid at those using the devices.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Keurig® received approximately 200 reports of MINIs allowing liquid to escape, and almost 100 reports of burn injuries, which led to the recall.
What You Should Do
The recall affects more than 6 million brewing systems which were manufactured between late 2009 and mid-2014. If you have a Keurig® MINI, be sure to check the CPSC’s website to see if your MINI has been recalled.
Although Keurig Green Mountain Inc., the distributor of the MINI, is offering to provide a free repair to all affected MINIs, anyone who has suffered burn injuries due to these defective machines should be sure to seek medical care and consider any additional legal remedies that may be available to them. If you are considering legal remedies, be sure to do so before you return your Keurig® MINI.