60K Mr. Coffee Makers Recalled Due to Burns
Lovers of single-cup coffee brewers, better check the brand name on yours at home: Mr. Coffee has announced recalls of its single-cup coffee brewer, after reports came of users suffering severe burns.
The LA Times reports that 59 Americans and two Canadians reported burns on their torsos, arms, and hands from the $80 coffeemaker. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission states that the coffeemaker had steam build up in the water chamber, which would pop the top off and spew hot water and coffee grounds at the poor consumer needing a cup of coffee. (Ouch.)
The offending units were sold between September 2010 and August of this year, in retail stores like Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Target; the manufacturer of the Mr. Coffee machine, Jarden, is offering a replacement unit.
One brand consumers can still use safely: the Keurig from Green Mountain, who released a statement to assure consumers that its machines are still safe. Green Mountain is seeing a resurgence in stocks after some shaky ground; Keurig was also named the brand of the year for coffeemakers by the 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend Equity Study, according to a release.