NATIONWIDE (February 21, 2017) – Keurig has been fined $5.8 Million for failing to report a defective product in a reasonable amount of time by the Consumer Safety Product Commission, according to a local news source.
In December of 2014 Keurig issued a recall 7 million MINI Plus Brewing systems, after receiving 200 reports of injuries. Allegedly, the water inside the machine could overheat, spray out, and burn consumers. Some reports indicated the burns sustained were second degree and third degree burns.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission conducted an investigation into the recall, and found that the 200 reports Keurig had received were over a 4 year period, starting in 2010. Companies are required to report possibly safety defects to the CPSC within 24 hours of obtaining reasonable supporting evidence, and those time lines were not adhered to be Keurig.
Additionally, after Keurig notified the CPSC of the defect, they continued to sell the defective machines for almost a month. The CPSC fined Keurig $5.8 Million in a Tuesday decision, and cited Keurig to develop, implement, and maintain a compliance program to ensure this does not happen again.
“Some products are manufactured in a way that makes them inherently unsafe in order to simply save money during the manufacturing process. Shortcuts cannot be made or lives may be put in danger. Consumer Safety should never be optional,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm.
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