600,000 Mr. Coffee Single Cup Brewers Recalled Due to Burn Hazard

600,000 Mr. Coffee Single Cup Brewers Recalled Due to Burn Hazard
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Jarden Consumer Solutions is recalling more than 600,000 Mr. Coffee Single Cup Brewing System units. 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 to consumers.

Thus far, there have been more 164 reported instances of the brewing chamber opening due to steam pressure, including more than 60 reports of burn injuries to consumers' face, upper torso and hands.

The Mr. Coffee coffeemakers affected by this recall come in black with silver, red or white trim. The coffee machines stand about 11 inches tall and have 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. Recalle-d 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

The recalled Mr. Coffee coffeemakers were sold at mass merchandisers nationwide, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Brandsmart, JC Penney, Kmart, Lowe's, Target and Walmart, and online from September 2010 through August 2012.

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

For more information, contact JCS at 800-993-8609.

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