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Keurig agrees to pay $5.8 million penalty for failing to report defect, initiate timely recall

Keurig Green Mountain Inc. agreed to pay a $5.8 million civil penalty — the second largest in the history of the Consumer Product Safety Commission — last week to resolve alleged charges the company withheld product defect information and delayed recalling its MINI Plus Brewing Systems in 2014. The CPSC maintains Keurig did not follow a rule that requires manufacturers, distributors and retailers to report a possible safety defect within 24 hours of obtaining reasonable supporting evidence of one. A CPSC investigation revealed Keurig received approximately 200 reports from 2010 to 2014 of hot water and coffee spewing out of ... Read More