Tassimo Coffee Makers Recalled Due to Burn Hazard
Post date: Feb 09, 2012 3:58:50 PM
The Canadian Press
WASHINGTON — Home-brewed coffee lovers, take note: close to a million Tassimo coffee makers are being recalled in Canada after reports of the brewers spraying hot liquid, coffee grounds or tea leaves onto people.
Some 900,000 Tassimo coffee makers are being recalled in Canada and about 835,000 are being recalled in the U.S.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says there have been 140 reports of problems with the Tassimo single-cup brewers dousing people, including 37 cases involving second-degree burns.
In one incident, a 10-year-old girl from Minnesota was hospitalized with second-degree burns to her face and neck.
The commission also says the coffee maker's "T-disc" -- the plastic disc that holds the coffee or tea -- can burst while brewing and spray hot liquid.
It says a 2-year-old girl in Canada suffered second-degree burns to her face.
Some four million packages of Tassimo espresso T-discs are also being recalled, and about half of those were sold in Canada.
They were manufactured by Kraft Foods Global Inc., in Illinois, and were recalled after 21 reports of problems.
The brewers were made by California-based BSH Home Appliances Corp. that carry the Bosch and Tassimo Professional brand names.