Keurig Green Mountain Inc is recalling nearly 7.2 million hot beverage-brewing machines due to overheat problem that may even cause injury by the spray of hot liquids on users.
6.6 million machines will be recalled in the United States, while 564,000 will be recalled in Canada.
Among the affected machines include Keurig Mini Plus brewers with the model number K10 and serial numbers starting with 31, manufactured between December 2009 and July 2014, the company posted on its website.
Meanwhile, Keurig’s shares fell 3.3 percent at USD 135.15 in light premarket trading on Tuesday.
According to the company, the hot beverage-brewing machines may start malfunctioning especially if used to brew over two cups in quick succession.
Keurig said that so far it has reported nearly 90 cases of injuries in the United States that were caused due to the accidental escaping of hot liquid from the machines.
On the other hand, Health Canada said that 17 incidents of minor burns were reported in Canada.
The Keurig Mini Plus, a single-serve brewing machine, is used to make hot beverages like tea, coffee and cocoa.
Keurig reported a five percent drop in net sales of brewers and related accessories in the fourth quarter that ended on September 27, including a provision of USD 22 million associated with returns of Mini Plus brewers.