If you work with a lot of java guzzlers — which, if you live on planet Earth, you probably do — chances are your office cantina or break room has one of those magical, oh-so-easy, customizable pod-coffee brewers. But, you may want to check that model number before treating yourself to an afternoon cup of Joe today. Keurig — the manufacturer of those ubiquitous K-cup machines — has recalled about 7.2 million brewers that can cause injuries by overheating and spraying hot liquid on users.
According to Keurig's website, the recall affects MINI Plus Brewing System units with model number K10 (formerly identified as B31) produced before July 2014. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported about 90 known injuries caused by the faulty machines.
Should you have one of the recalled models, Keurig says you should contact the company to obtain a free repair kit. (You can reach out through the website here.) While you can continue using your brewer in the meantime, the company advises that you maintain an arm's-length distance from the machine and avoid brewing more than two cups in rapid succession (which may be difficult during the 9 a.m. office caffeine rush). Or, you can use this opportunity to take five minutes and brew your own perfect pour-over or dig out that old-school French press from the back of your cabinet. After all, they make way more delicious cafe — and are better for the environment, to boot. (HuffPo)