Mr. Coffee Single Cup Brewers Pose Burn Hazard; 520,000 Units Recalled
In a voluntary recall in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Sunbeam Products Inc. d/b/a/ Jarden Consumer Solutions (JCS) of Boca Raton, Florida recalled some 520,000 units of the Mr. Coffee ® Single Cup Brewing System because of the danger that 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 the user’s face, upper torso, and hands. The brewing system was made in China and imported by Sunbeam Products Inc. d/b/a. JCS.
Over half a million of these coffee brewers were sold by mass merchandisers nationwide in the United States, at such retailers as Bed, Bath & Beyond, Brandsmart, JC Penney, Kmart, Lowe’s, Target, and Walmart, and online at www.mrcoffee.com from September 2010 through August 2012 for between $60 and $80. The coffeemaker comes in black with silver, red, or while trim. It stands about 11 inches tall and has a Brew Now/Off button and a removable drip tray. The water tank is located on top of the unit towards the back. Consumers are directed to immediately stop using the coffee brewer and contact JSC to receive instructions on how to obtain a free replacement unit.
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WHAT TO DO IF YOU’VE BEEN INJURED BY THE DEFECTIVE MR. COFFEE SINGLE CUP BREWING SYSTEM?
If you have been injured or seriously burned by a Mr. Coffee ® Single Cup you should retain the unit as it was when you were injured and immediately contact a product liability and personal injury law firm. An experienced firm will involve the participation of experts, designers, engineers, and human factors experts to determine the proper steps to take to effectively represent your interests. Keep the coffee brewer in a safe and secure place so that your attorney or their firm can take custody of it for proper analysis and examination by the experts.
PRODUCT LIABILITY & MANUFACTURER RESPONSIBILITY
A manufacturer, importer, distributor, or retailer of a defective product that causes injury or death may all be held legally responsible (“liable”) for the injuries or death. Unlike cases involving the need to prove carelessness (“negligence”) on the part of the person or company that inflicted the harm (such as an automobile running a red light), product liability does not require proof that anyone did anything wrong, i.e., was negligent. The manufacturer and others involved in the “stream of commerce” – the importer, distributor, and retailer – are held “strictly liable” for injuries caused by its defective product that is dangerous because of a defect in its design or manufacture when it is being used in its intended or a foreseeable use.
DON’T THROW AWAY DOCUMENTATION
If you have been injured by a defective product, do not throw away any document, instructions, warnings, etc. you have related to the product. Also, do not throw away any documents related to your medical treatment and/or funeral expenses. If you have receipts, invoices, medical bills, mortuary bills, you will need them to prove damages – i.e., the amount of money you are entitled to. You may have a valid claim and you should immediately contact an attorney for an evaluation of your claim.
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