A massive recall of Tassimo single-cup home-brewed coffee makers has been ordered in Canada and the United States after reports of a malfunction that can lead to users of the popular brewer being burned.
According to Reuters, more than 1.7 million Tassimo and Bosch single-cup coffee makers sold in the U.S. and Canada are being recalled after 140 incidents – including 37 people suffering second-degree burns, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced today.
In one incident, a 10-year-old Minnesota girl was reportedly hospitalized after being burned on her face and neck.
A two-year-old Canadian girl also suffered second-degree burns to her face.
The commission says the problem involves bursting “T-discs,” plastic discs that fill with coffee or tea during brewing.
Recalled were Tassimo brewers with the Bosch brand name, which have either “BOSCH” or “TASSIMO” printed on the front, with codes of FD8806 through FD9109. Also recalled were Tassimo Professional brewers, with “TASSIMO PROFESSIONAL” on the front and codes of FD8905 through FD9109.
In addition to the coffee makers, another four million packages of Tassimo espresso T-discs manufactured by Kraft Foods Global Inc., in Illinois, are also being recalled after 21 reports of problems. About half of these discs were sold in Canada.
The recalled T Discs have codes that end with 11213 through 12020. You can find the code on both the foil lid of the T Discs and on the sides of the packages.
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 more information on the Tassimo Coffee Maker recall, consumers can visit http://www.tassimodirect.com/safetyrecall or call 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.