Keurig recalls more than 7 million coffee makers after burns reported

Keurig recalls more than 7 million coffee makers after consumers report burn injuries

If you purchased a Keurig coffee maker for the holidays, you may want to give that serial number another look. The company is recalling more than 7 million Keurig Mini Plus Brewing Systems after nearly 100 consumers reported burn-related injuries from the coffee makers.

According to the reports, the burns were caused by hot liquid escaping from the brewers. The recall affects the K10 model number single-serve hot beverage machines produced between December 2009 and July 2014, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement.

The coffee makers were sold at Target, Walmart, Kohl's, and other retailers nationwide for around $100. The affected products can be identified by a serial number printed on the bottom of the brewer. A full list of the serial numbers is available on CPSC website.

The CPSC said the recall applies to 6.6 million coffee makers in the U.S. and 564,000 coffee makers sold in Canada.

Keurig is advising those who bought the affected coffee makers to contact them for a free repair, and is offering consumers advice on how they can avoid burn injuries. 

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