Posted on February 14th, 2012 by Zane Cagle
Coffee Maker Recall
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and BSH Home Appliances Corporation have recalled the Tassimo Single-Cup Brewers for burn hazards posed by the defective coffee makers. The CPSC announced the recall on February 9, 2012 .Reports of people being sprayed and burned by erupting hot liquid and coffee grounds has led to a massive recall involving more than 1.7 million Tassimo coffee makers and 4 million Gevalia, Maxwell House and Nabob espresso T Discs.
Apparently, the plastic disc, or T Disc which holds the coffee or tea can burst and spray hot liquid and coffee grounds or tea leaves onto the consumer. This poses a burn hazard. There have been 37 reports of second degree burns including a report that a 10 year old girl had to be hospitalized due to burn injuries to her face and neck.
This recall involved Tassimo brewers with the Bosch brand name and Tassimo Professional brewers. The brewers use plastic T Discs that are filled with coffee or tea leave to brew hot liquids. “BOSCH” and “TASSIMO PROFESSIONAL” is printed on the front of the professional model. The Bosch brand brewers are sold in black, white, anthracite, gray, silver, red, titanium and white/gray colors. The Tassimo Professional brewers were only sold in black.
Consumers are advised to contact BSH Home Appliances to order a free replacement T Disc holder for the brewer.
Ironically, this recall was issued during National Burn Awareness Week which this lawyer blogged about last week. As we discussed, burn injuries are some of the most painful injuries. Children, older adults and disabled persons are generally more at risk for burn injuries in the home according to experts at the American Burn Association.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a faulty product, it is important that you contact an experienced St. Louis product liability attorney to examine your legal options. Zane T. Cagle of The Cagle Law Firm is experienced with product liability.