Mr. Coffee machine recalled over burn hazard
Posted August 30, 2012
A common coffeemaker has been recalled after 61 consumers were burned when the machine expelled hot water and coffee grounds.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada jointly announced the voluntary recall Thursday of the Mr. Coffee® Single Cup Brewing System.
A buildup of steam in the water reservoir can force the brewing chamber open and expel hot coffee grounds and water, according to the agencies.
The company received 164 reports of the chamber opening, including 59 reports in the U.S. of burn injuries to consumers' faces, upper torsos and hands. There were two burn injuries reported in Canada.
The recalled coffeemaker comes in black with silver, red or white trim. They were sold at Bed, Bath & Beyond, J.C. Penney, Kmart, Wal-Mart, Lowe's, Target, Brandsmart and online.
The product began selling in September 2010 for between $60 and $80.
Anyone with the product should stop using it and contact Jarden Consumer Solutions at 800-993-8609 to obtain a free replacement unit or visit the firm's website.