The Southern California-based company BSH Home Appliances Corp. is recalling approximately 835,000 Tassimo Single-Cup Brewers, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), due to a defect in the T-Disc that holds the tea or coffee. This defect can cause hot liquid and tea leaves or coffee grounds to be sprayed onto the user and bystanders, posing a significant burn hazard.
The CPSC has received 140 reports of the brewers spraying hot liquid, tea leaves, or coffee grounds, including 37 incidents of consumers and/or bystanders sustaining second-degree burn injuries. One such incident occurred in Minnesota and involved a 10-year-old girl who had to be hospitalized due to second-degree burns to her neck and face.
The recalled Tassimo brewers include those with the Bosch brand name as well as Tassimo Professional brewers. They were sold at various department, home improvement, and mass merchandise stores across the nation, as well as on a variety of websites from June 2008 through February 2012 for between $100 and $250. The Professional model was sold directly to food service providers and hotels, which will be contacted about the recall directly.
The recalled products include the following: Bosch brand Tassimo brewers, sold in white, black, gray, anthracite, red, silver, titanium and white/gray colors, with model numbers that begin with: TAS100, TAS451, TAS200, TAS46, and TAS651, and date codes FD 8806 through FD 9109; and Tassimo Professional brand brewers, sold only in black, with model number TAS6512CUL and date codes FD 8905 through FD 9109.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled brewers and contact Tassimo for a no-cost replacement T Disc holder. Consumers may order the replacement holder online or call the firm at (866) 918-8763.
Burn injuries are not only painful and potentially disfiguring, but can result in a number of other illnesses and conditions related to infection and shock. Burns may leave a person disabled and unable to be employed. Severe burn injuries may require skin grafting surgeries and other treatment including physical therapy.
If you or a loved one has suffered a burn or any other injury as the result of a defective product, you may be able to pursue claims for your injuries and related losses. Contact the dedicated NJ defective consumer product attorneys at Blume Forte to learn more about your legal rights and potential options. Call (973) 635-5400 for a no-cost consultation.