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Keurig recalls nearly 7 million coffee makers

Water can overheat and spray during brewing, causing burns

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(CPSC)

Keurig Green Mountain is recalling nearly 7 million coffee makers that could overheat liquids and burn users.

Water in the Mini Plus Brewing Systems, with model number K10,  can overheat and spray out during brewing, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Keurig has received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer, including 90 reports of burn-related injuries.

The recalled brewers have an identification number starting with "31" printed on the bottom. They were sold online and in stores in the U.S. and Canada between 2009 and 2014, according to the CPSC.

They may have been purchased at a Kmart, Kohl's, Target or Walmart, or directly from Keurig Green Mountain.

Free repairs are being offered. Consumers should call Keurig Green Mountain Inc. of Waterbury, Vermont, at 1-844-255-7886, though the call center will be closed on Christmas and New Year's Day.

"In the meantime, you can continue to use your brewer," Keurig said. "We recommend you avoid brewing more than two cups in rapid succession and maintain an arm's length distance from the brewer during the brewing process."

Its brewers make single servings of coffee by pumping hot water through small plastic cups of grounds.

The company said it is currently working on providing retailers with safe models.