Mr. Coffee Single-Cup Brewers Recalled Because No One Likes A Face Full Of Burning Steam

If there’s a Mrs. Coffee out there, she might be a bit displeased with her husband right about now. Numerous reports of consumers getting hit in the face with steam and scorching coffee grounds have prompted a recall of over 600,000 Mr. Coffee single-cup brewers. She’s never going to let this one drop.

The Los Angeles Times said the offending brewers were sold for $80 a pop at retailers including Bed Bath & Beyond, Target and Walmart, as well as online, in black with silver, red or white trim. So far 59 American customers and two Canadians have reported getting burned in the face, upper body and hands.

The problem arises when the power of the steam building in the water reservoir pops the chamber open and causes the brewer to erupt in hot water and coffee grounds, says the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

All told, 520,000 brewers in the U.S. and 80,700 in Canada are getting pulled. The units were sold from September 2010 through August and were imported from China by Jarden Consumer Solutions.

If you have one of the recalled products (see the CPSC list here), stop using it immediately and contact Jarden for a replacement unit. A list of affected model numbers are available on the agency’s website.

Mr. Coffee single-cup brewers recalled because of burn hazard [Los Angeles Times]

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  1. George4478 says:

    “Sir there’s a problem with the new model. Steam builds in the water reservoir, pops the chamber open, and causes an eruption of hot water and coffee grounds.”

    “Hmmm. What if we market it as ‘self-cleaning’?”

    “Brilliant!”

  2. Mr_Magoo says:

    I heard someone say the other day, that Mr. Coffee really didn’t drink much coffee. He preferred tea. You know who really likes to drink coffee? Mr. T.

  3. Sarek says:

    Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?

  4. YouDidWhatNow? says:

    “If there’s a Mrs. Coffee out there, she might be a bit displeased with her husband right about now. Numerous reports of consumers getting hit in the face with steam and scorching coffee grounds…”

    …so, basically, Mr. Coffee is blowing his load all over people’s faces? Yeah, I could see how the Missus could get her panties in a bundle over that.

  5. Applekid says:

    I thought steam to the face was good for exfoliating

    • SerenityDan says:

      yeah just like water is good for washing. Unless of course it’s too hot, then you know… ouch.

  6. JulieBug says:

    This actually happened to me with a Keurig machine. Lost ALL of the skin on my nose because of hot steam and grounds that had erupted from a k-cup. Keurig blames it on the makers of the k-cups. The k-cup people blame it on Keurig; it’s a never ending cycle. Their excuse is that the glue that seals the lid to the cup gets hot during the brewing process and if it is either old or not sturdy enough, it could erupt.

  7. MaytagRepairman is stealing socks while fixing your dryer. says:

    Hey, this is my coffee maker. Even if mine blows up, I don’t stand next to it it while it is brewing. I suppose I should get it replaced now — those K-cup brewers rarely last more than a couple of years might as well get the jump on it breaking down.

  8. gedster314 says:

    I just use a regular full size Mr Coffee pot and scale the coffee and water amount accordingly. No need for an individual brewer. And people do yourself a favor, drink coffee fresh, within 15 minutes of brewing. Old coffee tastes horrid!!!!