Tassimo Espresso T Discs Recalled by Kraft Foods Due to Burn Hazard



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued February 9, 2012
Revised September 18, 2012
Release #12-107
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
GevaliaMaxwell HouseNabobCodes ending with
Espresso Espresso Espresso 11213 through 12020
Espresso Decaffeinated Caramel-flavored Espresso Decaf Espresso
Caramel-flavored Espresso Cappuccino Cappuccino
Espresso for Flavored Mocha Crème Cappuccino Decaf Cappuccino
Cappuccino Skinny Cappuccino Latte
Cappuccino Decaffeinated Latte Skinny Latte
Skinny Cappuccino Crème Latte  
Latte Caramel Latte Macchiato  
Caramel Latte Macchiato    
Mocha    
Peppermint Mocha    

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


Picture of Recalled Maxwell House T Disc      Picture of Recalled Gevalia T Disc   Picture of Recalled Nabob T Disc

 

Picture of Recalled T Disc showing location of code