Picture this: It's another brutally early morning. Birds are singing, your head is thumping, you're stumbling to your heroic Keurig machine for a hit of that sweet, sweet caffeine — and halfway to glory, it spews boiling water in your face. According to a recall notice Keurig issued Tuesday, this actually happened to a couple of hundred people this year, prompting Keurig to recall 6.6 million Keurig MINI Plus Brewing Systems for fear of, well, this happening to even more people. 90 of the 200 reported being burned by the malfunction.
How can you tell if your Keurig is not longer friend but foe? Well, according to the recall notice:
This recall involves systems with model number K10 (previously identified as model number B31). Recalled brewers have an identification number starting with “31” followed by a range of numbers printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the brewer. They are single-serve, hot beverage brewers and were sold in 13 different colors with silver trim. Colors include black, red, white, cobalt blue, aqua blue, purple, platinum, emerald, yellow, orchid, bayberry, mauve and poinciana. The recalled brewers measure about 11 inches tall, have a “Brew” button, three cup size brewing options (6 oz., 8 oz. and 10 oz.), and a removable drip tray. The water tank is located on top of the unit towards the back. K10 is marked on the packaging. Recalled units were produced between December 2009 and July 2014 and can be identified by the serial number printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the brewer.
You can find a list of serial numbers here. Keurig's description of the malfunction is simple and terrifying.
Water can overheat during brewing, spray out and burn consumers.
As if mornings weren't brutal enough. As if your list of worries wasn't long enough. Dear Keurig: you've ruined Christmas.