Americans love coffee. We drink more coffee than we have any right to, sometimes in ridiculous amounts. But it’s not the 10-shot espresso drinks, it’s the constant companionship of a hot cup of java that soothes the American soul. It’s not surprising that Keurigs took off in this country, because the only thing better than a big pot of coffee is individual cups of coffee brewed at lightning speed. However, with speed comes safety concerns. Keurig is recalling 7 million of its K10 Mini Plus brewers over safety concerns.
Apparently the brewers can spray scalding hot liquid all over users. Keurig Green Mountain is aware of the design flaw and plans on mailing repair kits to the users. There are 6.6 million of the units currently working in the United States and another 600,000 in Canada that are affected. The brewers were sold in all major retailers, like Target, Kohl’s, Kmart, and Wal-Mart. Until the repair kit arrives, Keurig advises users to stand away from the machine while it is in use and to not make two cups of coffee in a row.
Given coffee consumption this time of year, that might be a lot to ask.
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