If you drink coffee, you probably know what Keurig brewing systems are. They have become very popular with coffee drinkers. Rather than make a whole pot of coffee, these systems allow consumers to make one cup of coffee at a time. The Keurig brewing systems also work for other hot beverages such as tea. If you own one of these systems, you should check to see if you have one that was recalled.
In December of 2014, about 6.6 million Keurig MINI Plus Brewing Systems in the U.S. and 564,000 systems in Canada were recalled. The systems are being recalled because water can overheat during brewing, spray out and burn consumers. The recalled systems have model number K10 (previously identified as model number B31) and have an identification number starting with "31" followed by a range of numbers on a white sticker on the bottom of the brewer.
The brewing systems were sold in 13 different colors (black, red, white, cobalt blue, aqua blue, purple, platinum, emerald, yellow, orchid, bayberry, mauve and poinciana) and measure about 11 inches tall. The recalled systems were made between December 2009 and July 2014. To see all serial number ranges of the recalled brewing systems, visit www.cpsc.gov.
There have been approximately 200 reports of hot water escaping from the brewing system. Of those reports, 90 involved consumers suffering from burn-related injuries.
Consumers needs to contact Keurig for a free repair and should stop using the systems while waiting for someone from Keurig to come and repair the system.
The brewing systems were sold at Kmart, Kohl’s, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide. They were also sold online at Keurig's website and Green Mountain Coffee's website for about $100.
Consumers who suffer injuries from dangerous recalled products may have legal rights against manufacturers. If a product is defectively designed or defectively manufactured, injured consumers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey may recover financial compensation from the manufacturers.
1. Medical Expenses
If an injured consumer needs medical treatment, the consumer may recover medical expenses from the manufacturer. In the case of the recalled Keurig system, a consumer who suffers severe burn injuries from the spewing hot water may be able to financially recover medical expenses incurred as a result of the burn injury from the manufacturer if the system was defectively designed.
2. Lost Wages
If a consumer's injuries prevent him from working for a period of time, the consumer may be able to recover his lost wages.
3. Pain & Suffering
Pain and suffering damages vary from consumer to consumer. Factors that affect pain and suffering damages include how the injuries affect a person's daily life, such as grooming, walking, cooking, home life, etc.
If you were injured or hurt by a recalled dangerous product in PA or NJ, you may have legal rights. Call products liability lawyer Daniel J. O'Brien at White and Williams LLP to schedule a FREE consultation. 877.944.8396