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Coffee making machine implicated in burn injures

Many of us enjoy coffee in the morning to energize the day. Rarely does making a hot cup of coffee elicit images of personal injury or harm. However, recently over seven million units of Keurig coffee making systems were recalled after there were about 90 reports of burn injuries.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the governmental agency in charge of protecting the general public from risk of injury associated with the use of thousands of consumer products, Keurig's mini plus brewing systems were recalled after concerns about water overheating during brewing of coffee, spraying and burning users was reported. Keurig allegedly received nearly 200 reports of scalding hot liquid being released from the system. Out of the 200 reported incidents about 45 percent of these resulted in burn injuries.

As a result of this serious issue, Keurig has recalled over 6.5 million units in the U.S. alone. The brewing systems in question were manufactured from the end of 2009 to July 2014. Keurig has a free repair available for those customers who are affected. However, for those who have already suffered a burn related injuries, the free repair option comes too late.

Whether it is a burn injury as a result of a coffee maker defect or some other accident, such as work-related accident or car accident, the personal injury and the pain and suffering that the victim suffers directly due to the burn injuries is difficult to imagine. Anyone who has suffered a burn injury may want to get more information about their legal options.

Source: Fortune, "Keurig's too-hot coffee machines stung by recall," John Kell, Dec. 23, 2014

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