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Nearly 7.2 million Keurig machines recalled because of burn hazard

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – A popular present this time of year, Keurig machines are being recalled after the company learned of 90 customers suffering burns from scalding hot water spewing from the brewers.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall Tuesday. It affects about 6.6 million Keurig MINI Plus Brewing Systems, with model number K10, sold in the U.S. and about 564,000 brewers in Canada, according to the CPSC.

Water inside the single-serve brewers can overheat while they’re making hot beverages, spray out and burn customers, the agency said.

Keurig MINI Plus Brewing Systems  with these identification numbers on the bottom are being recalled because of burn hazards. (Photo: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Keurig MINI Plus Brewing Systems with these identification numbers on the bottom are being recalled because of burn hazards. (Photo: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Keurig has received more than 200 reports of hot liquid leaking from the machines, including 90 reports of burn-related injuries, the company said.

The recalled coffee makers were sold at retailers nationwide – including Kmart, Kohl’s, Target and Walmart – and online between December 2009 and July 2014. They have an identification number starting with “31” printed on the bottom.

Customers can get their recalled machines repaired, free of charge, by calling Keurig at 844-255-7886 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET on Saturday or Sunday.