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

The brewing chamber on KG1 coffeemaker models can unexpectedly open and expel hot water and coffee grounds while user is making coffee. Burn injuries have been reported.

Recall date: August 30, 2012
Recall number: 12263
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Mr. Coffee® Single Cup Brewing System

Hazard:

A build-up of steam in the water reservoir can force the brewing chamber open and expel hot coffee grounds and water, posing a burn hazard.

Consumer Contact:

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

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Recall Details

Units

520,000 in the United States and 80,700 in Canada

Description and Models

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
Incidents/Injuries

JCS has received 164 reports of the brewing chamber opening due to steam pressure, including approximately 59 reports in the U.S. and two in Canada of burn injuries to consumers' face, upper torso and hands.

Remedy

 Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coffee brewer and contact JCS to receive instructions on how to obtain a free replacement unit.

Sold at

Mass merchandisers nationwide, including 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.

Importer(s)

Sunbeam Products Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions ("JCS"), of Boca Raton, Fla.

Manufactured in

China