Coffee and coffee device maker, Keurig Green Mountain, just issued a massive recall of its Mini Plus Brewing systems in the United States and Canada.
The recall involves approximately 6.6 million of the Mini Plus Brewing systems in the United States and another 564,000 in Canada. The recall follows about 200 reports of hot water spewing out of the brewer, including 90 burn-related injury reports, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Keurig Green Mountain contacted the CPSC and Health Canada concerning the Keurig Mini Plus Brewing system with model number K10, previously identified as model number B31. According to the Commission, the recalled brewers’ identification number starts with “31” and is followed by a range of numbers printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the brewer. The devices are single-serve, hot beverage brewers sold in 13 different colors—black, red, white, cobalt blue, aqua blue, purple, platinum, emerald, yellow, orchid, bayberry, mauve, and poinciana—with silver trim. The machines were produced between December 2009 and July 2014 and sold from December 2009 through December 2014. The devices retailed for approximately $100.
The recalled the Keurig Mini Plus Brewing systems were sold at Kmart, Kohl’s, Target, Walmart, and other retailers nationwide, and online at www.keurig.com, www.greenmountaincoffee.com, and www.keurig.ca. The units were manufactured in China and Malaysia and imported by Keurig Green Mountain Inc. of Waterbury, Vermont.
The recalled brewers measure about 11 inches tall, have a “Brew” button, a removable drip tray, and three cup size brewing options: 6 ounces, 8 ounces, and 10 ounces. The water tank is located on top of the unit toward the back. The letter and number “K10” may be found on the product’s packaging. The recalled Keurig Mini Plus Brewing system units are identifiable by the serial number printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the brewer.
Keurig MINI Plus Brewing System Serial Number Ranges
- 31.0000.0000001 through 31.0000.0250560
- 31.0001.0000001 through 31.0001.0010328
- 31.0002.0000001 through 31.0002.0081312
- 31.0003.0000001 through 31.0003.0010328
- 31.0004.0000001 through 31.0004.0263772
- 31.0014.0000001 through 31.0014.0001250
- 31.0015.0000001 through 31.0015.0001250
- 31.1000.0000001 through 31.1000.0015984
- 31.1002.0000001 through 31.1002.0002664
- 31.2000.0000001 through 31.2000.1977238
- 31.2001.0000001 through 31.2001.0174310
- 31.2002.0000001 through 31.2002.0745280
- 31.2003.0000001 through 31.2003.0055668
- 31.2004.0000001 through 31.2004.1156585
- 31.2015.0000001 through 31.2015.0081287
- 31.2017.0000001 through 31.2017.0047310
- 31.2019.0000001 through 31.2019.0117035
- 31.2020.0000001 through 31.2020.0019028
- 31.2021.0000001 through 31.2021.0076016
- 31.2022.0000001 through 31.2022.0022444
- 31.2030.0000001 through 31.2030.0032028
- 31.2031.0000001 through 31.2031.0042714
- 31.2033.0000001 through 31.2033.0018685
- 31.2034.0000001 through 31.2034.0016074
- 31.2035.0000001 through 31.2035.0013366
- 31.3000.0000340 through 31.3000.1524059
- 31.3001.0000001 through 31.3001.0021252
- 31.3002.0000001 through 31.3002.0510030
- 31.3004.0000001 through 31.3004.0016532
“Hopefully the consumers will have some recourse, especially those badly hurt,” Carl Tobias, professor at the University of Richmond School of Law, told USA Today. “My major concern is public safety. Will people know if there are that many millions out there? It is the holidays and people aren’t necessarily near their computers.”
Customers are instructed to contact Keurig for a free repair of their machine.