Friday, August 31, 2012

Mr. Coffee Single Cup Brewers Recalled by JCS

This product recall hits close to home and my addictive love for coffee...

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via press release

Mr. Coffee Single Cup Brewers Recalled by JCS Due to Burn Hazard

There are about 600,000 Mr. Coffee(r) Single Cup Brewing Systems being recalled by Sunbeam Products Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions ("JCS"), of Boca Raton, Fla. because of a potential burn hazard associated with the product.

The issue is that a build-up of steam in the water reservoir can force the brewing chamber open and expel hot coffee grounds and water.  This is the burn hazard potential.

There have been 164 reports of the chamber popping open, and of those, there were 59 reported burn injuries, mostly to consumers' face, upper torso and hands.

Description:

The recalled coffeemaker comes in black with silver, red or white trim. It stands about 11 inches tall and has a Brew Now /Off button and a removable drip tray. The water tank is located on top of the unit towards the back. The model number is printed on the bottom of the brewer. Recalled model 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

The product was sold by places like Bed Bath & Beyond, Brandsmart, JC Penney, Kmart, Lowe's, Target and Walmart, and online at www.mrcoffee.com from September 2010 through August 2012 for between $60 and $80.

It's recommend that you should immediately stop using the recalled coffee brewer and contact JCS to receive instructions on how to obtain a free replacement unit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact JCS at (800) 993-8609 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.mrcoffeerecall.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1674

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12263.html

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