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Keurig Mini Plus Brewers Under Product Recall for Burn Injuries

Keurig Issues Product Recall for Mini Plus Brewers Due to Hot Liquid Burn Injuries

burn injuriesKeurig makes one of the most popular coffee brewing systems in the US. However, the company issued a product recall in December 2014 for its Mini Plus Brewing Systems after receiving hundreds of reports of sudden sprays of hot liquid, and almost a hundred reports of burn injuries associated with the defect.

Keurig’s Mini Plus Brewers were manufactured between 2009 and 2014. The coffee company stated that it has received about 200 reports that the mini plus brewers spray hot liquid without warning, and around 90 people have stated that they have been burned by the coffee makers.

As part of the product recall, Keurig is offering a repair kit for free – consumers simply need to contact the manufacturer. The company also said that consumers with the Mini Plus Brewers must stand arm’s length away from the machines, and avoid brewing two cups in quick succession, as the mini brewers are made for individual servings.

The manufacturer estimates that there are approximately 6.6 million of the popular Keurig Mini Brewers affected by the product recall in the US, and about 600,000 in Canada.

Defective Product Recalls and Personal Injury in South Carolina

Every year, thousands of consumers sustain serious injuries from defective products, and improper or delayed product recalls. Many of these injuries could be avoided if the manufacturers or distributors of these products took additional steps to ensure consumer safety, such as issuing product recalls in a timely fashion. Although any product could be subject to a recall due to improper testing, some of the most common product recalls are for automobiles and automotive parts, drugs and medical devices, and children’s toys.

There are a number of reasons that defective products make it to our shelves:

  • Defective manufacturing
  • Inadequate testing
  • Design defects
  • Marketing Misrepresentation

To protect yourself and your family, it’s important to know what products have been recalled because they are defective or unsafe. Federal agencies such as the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) frequently issue product recalls for medical devices, drugs, and products that may be harmful to consumers.

Consumers that have been harmed by defective products such as drugs, medical devices, or other products, may be eligible to receive legal remedies. Such legal remedies, or damages, may include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, loss of physical capacity, pain, suffering, and mental anguish. Punitive damages are also available in many jurisdictions to punish defendants in those cases involving particularly egregious conduct which demonstrates a reckless or wanton disregard for the safety of the public.

The Strom Law Firm Protects Citizens Harmed by Delayed Defective Product Recalls

The attorneys at the Strom Law Firm keep a close watch on recalls of dangerous and defective product recalls in the US. We aim to protect our clients’ health and safety, and hold manufacturers to the highest possible standard of safety. If you or a loved one have experienced severe, life-limiting side effects from a defective product or drug, and believe that your pain stems from a product recall that came too late, you may be entitled to compensation. The Strom Law Firm can help. We offer free, confidential consultations to discuss the facts of your case, so contact us today. 803.252.4800.

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