|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued February 9, 2012
Revised September 18, 2012
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 843-2487
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
Note: Toll-free telephone hours changed.
Tassimo Espresso T Discs Recalled by Kraft Foods Due to Burn Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Tassimo espresso T Discs
Units: About 2.1 million packages in the United States and an additional 1.9 million in Canada
Manufacturer: Kraft Foods Global Inc., of Northfield, Ill.
Hazard: The recalled espresso T Discs can become clogged and spray hot liquid and coffee grounds onto consumers and bystanders during or after brewing, posing a burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been 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.
Description: This 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.
|Recalled T Discs
|Gevalia||Maxwell House||Nabob||Codes ending with
||11213 through 12020
|Espresso for Flavored Mocha
||Caramel Latte Macchiato
|Caramel Latte Macchiato
No other T Discs are included in this recall.
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 for between $8 and $11 per package.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled espresso T Discs immediately and contact the firm for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, visit www.tassimodirect.com/safetyrecall or call the firm toll-free at (855) 843-2487 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1541
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