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Keurig under recall for spitting hot water at unsuspecting coffee drinkers

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Posted at 8:00 AM, Dec 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-23 08:00:14-05

WASHINGTON — More than 6 million Keurig® MINI Plus Brewing System units have been recalled over concerns that hot water could spray out of the machine and burn you.

Keurig has received about 200 reports of this happening. About 90 people have reported getting burned, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Recalled Keurig MINI Brewing System (PHOTO:  Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Recalled Keurig MINI Brewing System (PHOTO: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

“This recall involves Keurig® MINI Plus Brewing System with model number K10 (previously identified as model number B31). Recalled brewers have an identification number starting with ’31’ followed by a range of numbers printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the brewer,” the CPSC stated. “They are single-serve, hot beverage brewers and were sold in 13 different colors with silver trim. Colors include black, red, white, cobalt blue, aqua blue, purple, platinum, emerald, yellow, orchid, bayberry, mauve and poinciana.”

Identification number is located on a white sticker on the bottom of the brewers

Identification number is located on a white sticker on the bottom of the brewers

The recalled units were made between December 2009 and July 2014. They were sold for around $100 at stores like Kohl’s, Target and Walmart. They were also sold online.

“Consumers should contact Keurig for a free repair,” the CPSC advised. “While waiting for a free repair, consumers can contact Keurig about steps to avoid a burn injury.”

Keurig Green Mountain can be reached at  (844) 255-7886 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.