Reports of consumers getting a face full of hot steam and scorching coffee grounds, with 61 suffering burn injuries, have sparked a recall of more than 600,000 Mr. Coffee single-cup brewers.
The products, which were sold for up to $80 online and at retailers including Bed Bath & Beyond, Target and
Steam built up in the brewer's water reservoir can force the chamber open and cause hot water and coffee grounds to spew out, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Some 520,000 units in the U.S. and 80,700 in Canada are being recalled, according to the agency and its north-of-the-border counterpart Health Canada. The products were sold between September 2010 and August and were made in China and imported by
Consumers should stop using the coffeemakers – which come in black with silver, red or white trim – according to the CPSC. A list of affected model numbers are available on the agency's website.
Owners can contact Jarden for a replacement unit.