The Keurig brewer had to be recalled due to water overheating during the brewing process. The water would then spray out of the machine burning consumers. There have been roughly 200 claims of hot water spraying out of the machine. Ninety of the 200 claims are reports of burn-related injuries.
The affected brewing systems are the MINI Plus units with the model number K10, an identification number beginning with “31” and manufactured before July of 2014. If you believe your Keurig falls into this category, Keurig is asking you to visit their website and click on the tab titled “Product Recall” for more information. You can also call them toll-free Monday through Friday. Keurig is not planning to replace or refund the faulty system; however, they are providing a free repair of the brewing system.
When a product is recalled, it can become dangerous for consumers to keep using the product. Even if your product seems to be functioning fine, it is important to stop using it to avoid a serious injury. In a previous blog post, we talked about the recalled vehicles of General Motors and the growing list of fatalities associated with that recall. To read more about that story, you can visit our blog here.
If you have been injured by a product, you have the right to obtain legal advice. If you were using the product correctly and were seriously injured as a result, you may be able to file a product liability claim and be compensated for your injuries. It is a manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure their products are safe for consumers. To learn more about your rights, contact the attorneys at Berger and Green for a free consultation.
Consumer Product Safety Commission, “Keurig recalls MINI Plus Brewing Systems due to burn hazard” – http://www.cpsc.gov/en/recalls/2015/keurig-recalls-mini-plus-brewing-systems/#remedy