February 9, 2012
A home coffee and tea maker is being recalled after 140 reports of people being burned by the machine. According to reports from WSLS 10 News, the Tassimo single cup brewer has caused some victims second degree burns on the bodies.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall today in response to problems with the T Discs used to make the hot drinks. T Discs are plastic discs filled with coffee or tea that are inserted into Tassimo coffee makers to brew single cups of hot espresso drinks. The problems were reported with eight and 16-count packages of the discs with codes ending with 11213 through 12020. These identifying codes are printed on both the foil lid and side of the T Discs.
The injuries reported were by people who claim the T Discs became clogged. Once the brewer was clogged, victims say that the machine spewed hot liquids, coffee grinds, and tealeaves on their bodies.
While 140 reports have been made, 37 of those cases involved victims suffering second-degree burns.
The CPSC asks that owners stop use immediately and contact the company for a refund. They also ask that those who have accidents with the machine continue to report their injuries.