At least 37 people have suffered serious second-degree burn injuries as a result of a defective single-cup coffee brewing machine. A total of 140 people have reported incidents with the Tassimo Single Cup Brewer, manufactured by BSH Home Appliances Corp. Once incident involved a 10-year-old girl from Minnesota, who was hospitalized after receiving second-degree burns to her neck and face as a result of the defective product, which has been recalled.
According to a news release from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, the 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. The disc can burst and spray hot liquid and coffee grounds or tea leaves onto consumers using the brewer and onto bystanders, posing a burn hazard.
“BOSCH” and “TASSIMO” are printed on the front of the recalled 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 sold only in black. The following model numbers and date codes are included in this recall:
Model Numbers That Begin With: TAS100, TAS200, TAS451, TAS46, TAS651
Date Codes Beginning with FD and Within the Range of: FD 8806 through 9109
Model Numbers That Begin With: TAS6512CUL
Date Codes Beginning with FD and Within the Range of: FD 8905 through 9109
The model number and date code are located on the bottom of the brewer. The brewers were sold at department, mass merchandise, and home improvement stores nationwide and on various websites, including www.tassimodirect.com, from June 2008 through February 2012 for between $100 and $250. The Tassimo Professional model was sold directly to hotels and food service providers and they are being contacted directly.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Tassimo brewers and contact the firm to order a free replacement T Disc holder for the brewing mechanism. For additional information, visit www.tassimodirect.com/safetyrecall to order a free replacement T Disc holder or contact the firm toll-free at (866) 918-8763 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET Saturday.