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RECALL: Mr. Coffee Single Cup Brewers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKOW) -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada have announced the voluntary recall of Mr. Coffee Single Cup Brewing System.

The CPSC says 520,000 of the coffee brewers sold in the U.S. are being recalled, as well as an additional 80,700 in Canada.

Officials say consumers should stop using the coffee brewers immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Jarden Consumer Solutions has received 164 reports of the brewing chamber opening due to steam pressure, posing a burn hazard. JCS says approximately 59 of those reports in the U.S. and two in Canada included burn injuries to consumers' face, upper torso and hands.

This recall involves coffee makers that come in black with silver, red or white 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.

Recalled model numbers are: BVMC-KG1, BVMC-KG1-001, BVMC-KG1-044, BVMC-KG1A, BVMC-KG1A-001, BVMC-KG1-BEA, BVMC-KG1BP-PAL, BVMC-KG1-WM, BVMC-KG1-WM-001, BVMC-KG1R-001, BVMC-KG1R-006, BVMC-KG1W-001

The model number is printed on the bottom of the brewer.

The coffee brewers were sold by mass merchandisers nationwide, including 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.

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Again, consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coffee brewer and contact JCS to receive instructions on how to obtain a free replacement unit.

For additional information, contact JCS at (800) 993-8609 anytime, or visit the firm's website.

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