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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tassimo Single-Cup Coffee Makers Recalled

Important Safety

Notice In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada, BSH Home Appliances Corporation (BSH) and Kraft Foods are voluntarily announcing two recalls related to the Tassimo Home Brewing System.

U.S. 
Tassimo Single-Cup Coffee Makers Recalled by BSH Home Appliances Due to Burn Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Tassimo Single-Cup Brewers
Units: About 835,000 in the United States and an additional 900,000 in Canada
Manufacturer: BSH Home Appliances Corp., of Irvine, Calif.
Hazard: 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.
Incidents/Injuries: 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.
Description: This recall involves Tassimo brewers with the Bosch brand name and Tassimo Professional brewers. 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. “TASSIMO PROFESSIONAL” is printed on the front of the professional model. The Bosch-brand brewers were sold in black, white, anthracite, gray, silver, red, titanium and white/gray colors. The Tassimo Professional brewers were only sold in black. 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.

BrandModel Numbers That Begin With:Date Codes Beginning with FD and Within the Range of:
Bosch®TAS100FD 8806 through 9109
TAS200
TAS451
TAS46
TAS651
Tassimo ProfessionalTAS6512CULFD 8905 through 9109
Sold 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.
Manufactured in: Slovenia and China
Remedy: 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.
Consumer Contact: 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 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET Saturday.


Canada
Full Product Description

This recall involves Tassimo brewers and the Tassimo Professional brewer made by BSH. The brewer uses plastic discs (T Discs) that are filled with coffee or tea to brew hot drinks. "BOSCH" and "TASSIMO" are printed on the front of the brewers sold to consumers. "TASSIMO PROFESSIONAL" is printed on the front of the professional model. The Bosch brand brewers were sold in black, white, anthracite, gray, silver, red, titanium and white/gray colours. The Tassimo Professional brewers were sold only in black.

The following brewer 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 affected by this recall.


Brand

Model Numbers That Begin With:

Date Codes Beginning with FD and Within the Range of:
Bosch® TAS100 FD 8806 through 9109
TAS200
TAS451
TAS46
TAS651
Tassimo Professional TAS6512CUL FD 8905 through 9109

Hazard Identified

The T Disc that holds the coffee or tea can burst and spray hot liquid, coffee grounds and/or tea leaves onto consumers using the brewer and onto bystanders, posing a burn hazard.

There have been 140 reports from consumers in Canada (61) and in the United States (79) who have come into contact with hot liquid, coffee grounds and/or tea leaves discharged from the brewer, including 37 reports of second-degree burn injuries.

Health Canada has received no reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these brewers.

Corrective Action

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Tassimo brewers and visit the Tassimo recall website or call the Tassimo hotline to order a free replacement T Disc holder for the brewing mechanism.

For more information, consumers may visit the Tassimo Recall Website or contact the firm toll-free at 1-866-918-8763 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. ET Monday - Friday and between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. ET Saturday.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Number Sold

Approximately 900,000 recalled brewers were sold in Canada and about 835,000 were sold in the United States.

Time Period Sold

The recalled brewers were sold at various retail stores across Canada and the United States from June 2008 through February 2012.

A Tassimo Professional brand model (TAS6512CUL) was sold directly to hotels and other food service providers, and those customers are being contacted directly.

Manufactured in Slovenia and China. 



Tassimo Single Serving Brewers by Bosch
Tassimo Single Cup Coffee Makers under the Bosch brand name  br  br   Joint Recall with BSH Home Appliances Corporation  BSH   Health Canada  and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission  US CPSC Image 2
How to locate the Model Number and Date Code: Remove the water tank, lay the brewer on its side, and locate the data tag as shown below:
Tassimo Single Cup Coffee Makers under the Bosch brand name  br  br   Joint Recall with BSH Home Appliances Corporation  BSH   Health Canada  and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission  US CPSC



I just want to say, I got a Tassimo for Christmas, and I love it! mine is included in the recall, and a replacement part is on it's way. This by no means is going to change my mind about the brewing system, because I love the machine, the coffee, the quickness, and convenience of it all.

I feel sorry for the 10 year old girl and the 2 year old child that got burned from it, but as a parent, I am wondering why two young people are even near the machine while it is in use. I never let my children when they were young anywhere near my coffee machine or a stove or anything like that, and I still don't for my grandchildren. Makes me wonder who is at most fault, Tassimo or the parent, that is suppose to be supervising their children.

I still love my Tossimo! 

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