Tassimo coffee makers and pods recalled over burn risk
Home-brewed coffee lovers, take note: More than a million popular coffee makers are being recalled after dozens of reports of the brewers spraying hot liquid, coffee grounds or tea leaves onto people.
The 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 was hospitalized with second-degree burns to her face and neck.
The CPSC says the coffee makers "T-disc," the plastic disc that holds the coffee or tea, can burst while brewing.
About 835,000 coffee makers are on recall in the United States; another 900,000 in Canada.
The agency also announced the recall of 4 million packages of Tassimo espresso T-discs after 21 reports of problems.
To learn more, contact Tassimo at 866-918-8763 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST and Saturday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. EST or visit the firms website at www.tassimosafetyrecall.com.
Official US Consumer Product Safety Commission press release announcing the Machine recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12106.html Health Canadas press release is available here
Official US Consumer Product Safety Commission press release announcing the pods/T Discs recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12107.html Health Canadas press release is available here
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