Updated Recall: Bosch and Tassimo Single-Cup Brewers
On 2012-09-18, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an updated recall regarding Bosch and Tassimo Single-Cup Brewers due to a potential burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2008 for about $100 to $250. It was originally recalled on 2012-02-09.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 18 million product units.
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Phone: (866) 918-8763
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What is the problem?
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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Tassimo brewers with the Bosch brand name. 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. The Bosch-brand brewers were sold in black, white, anthracite, gray, silver, red, titanium and white/gray colors. 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.
|Brand||Model Numbers That Begin With:||Date Codes Beginning with FD and Within the Range of:|
|Bosch||TAS100||FD 8806 through 9109|
Additional professional models were also recalled.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1529
Coffee, Espresso, Latte packets (a.k.a. T-Discs) were also recalled.
These items were sold new+ 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.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
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.
For additional information, visit www.tassimodirect.com/safetyrecall to order a free replacement T Disc holder or contact the firm toll-free at (866) 918-8763 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
UPDATE 09/18/2012: Toll-free telephone hours changed.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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