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Tassimo Single-Cup Coffee Makers Recalled by BSH Home Appliances Due to Burn Hazard

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  • TAS100x/TAS451x/TAS46x                                                               TAS651                                                                                          TAS200x
  • Tassimo Professional
  • T Disc
Name of Product:
Tassimo Single-Cup Brewers
Hazard:
The plastic disc, or T Disc, that holds the coffee or tea can burst and spray hot liquid and coffee grounds or tea leaves onto consumers using the brewer and onto bystanders, posing a burn hazard.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
February 09, 2012
Units:
About 835,000 in the United States and an additional 900,000 in Canada
Consumer Contact

For additional information, visit www.tassimodirect.com and click on Safety Recall at the bottom of the page to order a free replacement T Disc holder or contact the firm toll-free at (855) 843-2487 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Recall Details

Description:

This 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 following model numbers and date codes are included in this recall. The model number and date code are located on the bottom of the brewer. No other Tassimo brewer is included in this recall.

BrandModel Numbers That Begin With:Date Codes Beginning with FD and Within the Range of:
Bosch® TAS100 FD 8806 through 9109
TAS200
TAS451
TAS46
TAS651
Tassimo Professional TAS6512CUL FD 8905 through 9109
Remedy:

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.

Incidents/Injuries:

There have been 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 from Minnesota who received second-degree burns to her face and neck and had to be hospitalized.

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.

Manufacturer(s):
BSH Home Appliances Corp., of Irvine, Calif.
Manufactured In:
Slovenia and China
Recall number:
12-106
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About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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SaferProducts.gov