By Rita R. Robison
BSH Home Appliances Corp. is recalling about 835,000 Tassimo single-cup brewers in the United States and an additional 900,000 in Canada.
The company said it has received 140 reports of incidents with the brewers spraying hot liquid, coffee grounds or tea leaves onto consumers, including 37 reports of second-degree burn injuries. One incident involved a 10-year-old girl who received second-degree burns to her face and neck and had to be hospitalized.
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. “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.
The model number and date code are located on the bottom of the brewer. No other Tassimo brewer is included in the recall.
Manufactured in Slovenia and China, 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. The price was $100 to $250. The Tassimo Professional model was sold directly to hotels and food service providers, and the company is contacting them 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, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement.
For additional information, visit www.tassimodirect.com/safetyrecall to order a free replacement T Disc holder or contact the firm 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.
In a separate recall, Kraft Foods Global Inc. is recalling Tassimo espresso T Discs, about 2.1 million packages in the United States and an additional 1.9 million in Canada.
The company has received 21 reports of incidents of hot liquid and/or coffee grounds spraying onto consumers and bystanders, including four reports of second-degree burn injuries. One injury involved 2-year-old girl from Canada who received second-degree burns to her face.
The recall involves Gevalia, Maxwell House, and Nabob brand espresso T Discs. The T Discs are plastic discs filled with coffee that are inserted into Tassimo coffee makers to brew single cups of hot espresso drinks. They were sold in packages of eight or 16 espresso T Discs.
T Discs with codes ending with 11213 through 12020 are included in this recall. The code is printed on the T Disc’s foil lid and on the side of the package.
Manufactured in the U.S., the T Disks were sold by department, mass merchandise, home improvement, and other stores nationwide and on various websites, including www.tassimodirect.com, from August 2011 through February 2012. The cost was $8 to $11 per package.
Consumers should stop using the recalled espresso T Discs immediately and contact the firm for a full refund, the company and commission advise in a statement.
For additional information, visit www.tassimodirect.com/safetyrecall or call the firm 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.
For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.