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Mr. Coffee Single Cup Brewers Recalled by JCS Due to Burn Hazard
Posted By News Staff On Friday, August 31, 2012 @ 3:00 am In News | No Comments
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. Mr. Coffee Single Cup Brewers recalled by JCS because steam can force open the brewing chamber allowing hot grounds and water to expel out posing a burn hazard.
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, FL.
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:
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 $60.00 and $80.00.
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 
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.SaferProducts.gov 
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at 800.638.2772 or teletypewriter at 301.595.7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov . To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx  .
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