If you own a Bosch Tassimo Single-Cup Brewer, you might want to do take out for your coffee or tea.
BSH Home Appliances Corp. announced a massive nationwide recall of several single-cup models --835,000 brewers in the United States and an additional 900,000 sold in Canada-- after receiving 140 reports of incidents with the brewers spraying hot liquid onto consumers, including 37 reports of second-degree burns.
What's the problem?
At fault, the appliance's plastic T Disc that holds the coffee or tea can burst and spray hot liquid, coffee grounds or tea leaves, posing a burn hazard to users and bystanders. In one case a 10-year-old girl from Minnesota required hospitalization after receiving second-degree burns to her face and neck.
The recall involves Bosch brand Tassimo Single-Cup Brewers with date codes beginning with FD in the following range: FD 8806 through 9109, and with model numbers that begin with: TAS100; TAS200; TAS451; TAS46; and TAS651. Tassimo Professional brewers, sold directly to hotels and food service providers, with model numbers beginning with TAS6512CUL, are also in the recall.
The recalled brewers were sold through retailers and websites nationwide, and on www.tassimodirect.com, from June 2008 through February 2012. Note: Tassimo was a runner up in the One-Cup Coffee Maker category by ConsumerSearch.
T Discs also recalled
In a related recall, the Consumer Product Safety Commission also recalled some 4 million packages of Tassimo espresso, cappuccino and latte T Discs, manufactured by Kraft Foods, after 21 reports of burn problems. This recall involves Gevalia, Maxwell House and Nabob brand T Discs, sold in packages of eight or 16 espresso T Discs, with codes ending with 11213 through 12020.
What Should You Do?
As with any recalled product, consumers should immediately stop using it. Product owners may contact the firm at (866) 918-8763 or visit the firm's website to order a free replacement T Disc holder for the brewing mechanism, or to receive a refund for the T Disc packages.