The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, together with Health Canada, have issued a recall on the Mr. Coffee single cup coffee brewers. The machine is a pod using coffee makers, like the popular Tassimo and Keurig. The importer was Sunbeam Products and Jarden Consumer Solutions. The machines were sold from Bed Bath and Beyond, Brandsmart, JC Penney, Kmart, Lowe’s, Target, Walmart, and online from www.mrcoffee.com. The units were sold between September 2010-August 2012.
This recall is sparked by reports of 59 injuries from steam burns. The problem is caused by the water reservoir being filled with steam and forcing the brewing chamber open. This can cause an explosive reaction, forcing hot steam, boiling water, and hot coffee grounds into the air. There have been 164 reports of this occurring with 1/3 of them causing injury. There are 520,000 machines recalled from the United States, and 80,700 from Canada.
The recalled numbers are: BVMC-KG1, BVMC-KG1A-001, BVMC-KG1-WM-001, BVMC-KG1-001, BVMC-KG1-BEA, BVMC-KG1R-001, BVMC-KG1-044, BVMC-KG1BP-PAL, BVMC-KG1R-006, BVMC-KG1A, BVMC-KG1-WM, BVMC-KG1W-001.
Consumers are urged to immediately cease use of the machines and to contact JCS for a free replacement unit. Individuals are also reminded that reselling recalled machines is illegal.
For more information or instructions for your free replacement, contact JCS at 1.800.993.8609 or online at www.mrcoffeerecall.com.