October 7, 2016 — Keurig has been sued by a man from Louisiana who was seriously burned when his recalled K-Cup MINI coffee-maker sprayed hot water and steam.
The man filed a federal lawsuit against Keurig and Green Mountain Inc., seeking $550,000 in compensation for his medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering from “serious, permanent and disabling injuries.”
The lawsuit (PDF) alleges that on December 10, 2015, his Keurig coffee-maker “suddenly and unexpectedly emitted a large amount of pressurized boiling water and steam” that immediately came in contact with his skin.
The man was using a Keurig MINI Plus Brewing System (model number K10). On December 23, 2014, Keurig recalled about 7 million of the coffee-makers in the United States and Canada. The products were sold from December 2009 through July 2014.
Keurig said it received 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer, which caused 90 burn injuries. The company said water can overheat during brewing, spray out and burn anyone nearby.
Despite the injuries, Keurig issued a statement reassuring customers they could continue using the brewer. However, Keurig warned against brewing more than two cups in quick succession. Keurig also recommended staying at least an arm’s length away while it is brewing coffee.
The lawsuit was filed on August 25, 2016 — U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana (Alexandria Division) — Case No. 2:16-cv-012116.
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