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Tassimo Coffee Makers & T-Discs Recalled Due To Burn Risk

By Burg Simpson
February 9, 2012
2 min read

According to the Associated Press, more than 1 million Tassimo coffee makers are being recalled in the U.S. and Canda after at least 140 incidents were reported in which consumers suffered serious burns after being sprayed by hot liquid, coffee grounds or tea leaves from a Tassimo coffee machine.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada today announced a voluntary recall of the Tassimo Single-Cup Coffee Makers and T-Disc coffee packs.  About  835,000 Tassimo coffee machines are on recall in the United States and 900,000 in Canada. The recall involves brewers made by California-based BSH Home Appliances Corp that carry the Bosch and Tassimo Professional brand names. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

The plastic disc, or T Disc, that holds the coffee or tea can burst and spray hot liquid and coffee grounds or tea leaves onto consumers using the brewer and onto bystanders, posing a burn hazard.  There have been 140 reports of incidents with the brewers spraying hot liquid, coffee grounds or tea leaves onto consumers, including 37 reports of severe second-degree burn injuries. In Minnesota, a 10-year-old girl suffered second-degree burns to her face and neck and had to be hospitalized.

This recall involves Tassimo brewers with the Bosch brand name and Tassimo Professional brewers. The brewers use plastic T Discs that are filled with coffee or tea to brew hot drinks. “BOSCH” and “TASSIMO” are printed on the front of the brewers. “TASSIMO PROFESSIONAL” is printed on the front of the professional model. The Bosch-brand brewers were sold in black, white, anthracite, gray, silver, red, titanium and white/gray colors. The Tassimo Professional brewers were only sold in black.

For further information and a list of Model #’s, see the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

If you or a loved one has been injured by using a Tassimo coffee maker, you may be entitled to compensation.  We would be happy to review your records to determine if you have a viable case. Call 1-800-713-9340 or fill out our contact form for a FREE no-obligation consultation today.


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