On behalf of Brown & Crouppen, P.C. posted in Defective Products on Friday, September 7, 2012
Many people love drinking coffee, no matter what time of day or night. Brewing your own cup of coffee is may be more convenient for some, but not all coffee makers are created equal. Some may be prone to being a defective product.
Several Americans purchased the Mr. Coffee single cup brewer as a way to brew their coffee at home. And over 600,000 of the coffee makers were sold in the United States, including in Missouri and Canada between September 2010 and this past August.
However, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the company that imported the machines into the United States are now recalling all of the units because they are a defective product that pose a burn hazard to consumers. There have been 164 reports of steam pressure from the water reservoirs forcing the brewing chambers open. In 61 of these cases of mechanical failure, consumers were burned on their faces, hands and upper bodies from the steam.
The coffee makers were made in China and imported by Jarden Consumer Solutions. They were sold at major retailers including Wal-Mart, Kmart, Lowe’s, Target, Bed, Bath and Beyond, JC Penney, and Brandsmart. The Mr. Coffee single cup brewers that are being recalled are black with red, silver or white trim with a Brew Now/Off button. Each unit is just under a foot tall, with a water tank that is on top, at the back, and a removable drip tray.
The model number is located on the bottom of the brewer and starts with BVMC-KG. The model number may also include various numbers and letters after the initial letters. If you have one of these brewers, do not use it and risk burning yourself. Instead, contact Jarden at (800) 993-8609 or through the website at www.mrcoffeerecall.com so that you can request a replacement coffee maker.
Source: Claims Journal, “More Than 600,000 Mr. Coffee Brewers Recalled,” Sept. 4, 2012