BSH Home Appliances Corporation of Irvine, CA is announcing the recall of about 835,000 of its Tassimo-brand single-cup coffee brewers manufactured in Slovenia and China.
BSH has reported that the plastic disk (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 device as well as onto bystanders, thereby posing a burn hazard. The company has received 140 separate reports of the coffee brewers spraying hot liquid, coffee grounds or tea leaves, including 37 reports of second-degree burns, and one reported hospitalization.
The recalled coffee brewers were sold at department, mass merchandise and home improvement stores, as well as through various websites, from June 2008 through February 2012 for between $100 and $250. Additional models were sold directly to hotels and food service providers.