If you own a Keurig single cup coffee maker, make sure it is not involved in a recently announced massive Keurig recall.
According to Reuters, Keurig announced the recall of about 7.2 million single-serve brewing machines because they could overheat and spray hot liquids on victims. According to the news service, the recall includes coffee makers:
- Made between December 2009 and July 2014
- With the model number K10
- With serial numbers starting with 31
The company has reportedly received about 200 reports of hot liquid spill events, resulting in 90 reports of burn injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Consumers in the U.S. and Canada who purchased Keurig coffee makers online or in stories may have a potentially dangerous machine. People who own these brewers can contact the company for a free repair kit.
Who is Responsible for Injuries Caused by Product Defects?
Sadly, burn injuries can have devastating effects for victims. This includes the need for expensive therapy and rehabilitation. The cost of treating burns is also pricey—according to the National Health Institute, the average estimated cost of treating the initial burn injury comes close to $15,000. This does not include any future costs of burn injury care.
Unfortunately, defective products can hurt people. This is why it is important to hold manufacturers liable for any injuries caused by defects. Keep in mind, according to the CPSC, product liability cases have the second-highest median damage awards at $300,000 for victims and their families.
You need to make sure that you receive excellent counsel if you are planning to file a product defect claim. Contact our Atlantic City injury lawyers for a free evaluation. We could help you obtain the damages you deserve.
Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C. – Atlantic City Accident Attorneys
Targan Talk: Keurig can be reached at (844) 255-7886 for further information about the coffee system recall.