More than 1,700,000 Tassimo Single-Cup Brewers have been recalled in total, with approximately 835,000 in the U.S. alone, due to a burn injury risk. The recall was issued in collaboration with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after 140 reported incidents of the brewers spewing hot liquid and 37 reports of second-degree burns.
The coffee makers operate by using discs, called T-Discs, filled with coffee grounds or tea leaves and brews them with hot liquid in order to make one cup of coffee or tea per disc. Unfortunately, the disc can burst and spray hot liquid, coffee grounds, and tea leaves onto anyone nearby. The spray can be so hot that injuries may require medical attention. Reported burn injury accidents have included second-degree burns on victims’ hands, necks, and faces.
The recalled brewers have “Bosch” and “Tassimo” or “Tassimo Professional” printed on the front of the brewers. Affected brewers have model numbers beginning with TAS100, TAS200, TAS451, TAS46, TAS651, and TAS6512CUL, and were sold from June 2008 through February 2012 in stores across the U.S. Consumers are advised to immediately stop using the brewers and contact Tassimo in order to receive a free replacement disc holder for the brewer.
Consumers trust that companies will produce safe and reliable products, and when they don’t, accidents that result from defective products often cause devastating injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, the San Jose product liability attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP can help you win proper compensation for your losses from the companies responsible. Call us today at (800) 900–0863 for a consultation on your case by our experienced law team.