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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2012
Release #12-263
Firm's Recall Hotline: 800-993-8609
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Mr. Coffee® Single Cup Brewing System

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

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

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.

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.

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

 

Sold by: 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.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers 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


Picture of recalled coffe maker



Picture of recalled coffe maker box



Detail of recalled coffe maker bottom showing location of model number