Tassimo Coffee Makers, Espresso Discs Recalled Over Burn Hazards

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. 

The Tassimo Coffee Maker Recall and the Tassimo Espresso T Disc recall were announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on February 9, after more than 160 combined reports of the devices spraying hot liquid and 41 reports of second-degree burns.

The burn victims include a 10-year-old Minnesota girl who was hospitalized after the hot liquid sprayed her in the face and neck, as well as a 2-year-old Canadian girl who also was burned in the face.

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The CPSC warns that the espresso T discs can become clogged and spray hot liquid onto consumers and bystanders during or after brewing. The Tassimo single-cup coffee makers use the discs.

The recall affects 835,000 Tassimo Single-Cup Brewers in the United States, and 900,000 in Canada.

The brewers were sold under both the Bosch and Tassimo brand names and use plastic T Discs filled with coffee or tea to brew hot beverages. The machines have either “Bosch,” “Tassimo” or “Tassimo Professional” printed on the front of the brewer. The recalled Bosch brewers have model numbers beginning with TAS100, TAS200, TAS451, TAS46, or TAS651 and have date codes beginning with FD and within the range of 8806 through 9109. The recalled Tassimo Professional machines have a model number of TAS6512CUL and date codes beginning with FD and within the range of 8905 through 9109.

Recalled Tassimo espresso T discs include 2.1 million packages sold in the United States and 1.9 million sold in Canada. They were sold in packages of eight or 16 espresso T discs under the Gevalia, Maxwell House and Nabob labels. Gevalia discs affected by the recall include the flavors Espresso, Espresso Decaffeinated, Cappuccino, Cappuccino Decaffeinated, Skinny Cappucino, Latte, Caramel Latte Macchiato, Mocha and Peppermint Mocha. The recalled Maxwell House discs include the flavors Espresso, Café Collection Cappuccino, Café Collection Crème Cappuccino, Café Collection Skinny Cappuccino, Café Collection Latte, Café Collection Crème Latte and Café Collection Caramel Latte Macchiato. Nabob discs affected by the recall include the flavors Espresso, Cappuccino, Decaf Cappuccino, Late and Skinny Latte. All of the affected discs have codes ending with 11213 through 12020. The code is printed on the foil lid and on the side of the package.

The coffee makers and espresso discs were sold at department stores, mass merchandise and home improvement stores nationwide and on websites including www.tassimodirect.com. The coffee makers were sold from June 2008 through February 2012 for between $100 and $250. Professional models were also sold to hotels and food service providers, who are being contacted directly. The T discs were sold from August 2011 through February 2012 for between $8 and $11 per package.

The CPSC recommends consumers stop using the coffee makers and discs immediately. Consumers with the coffee maker can contact the manufacturer for a free replacement T disc holder for the brewer. The T discs can be returned to the firm for a full refund. To get a refund or replacement, consumers can visit the website at www.tassimodirect.com/safetyrecall or call (866) 918-8763.

5 Comments

  • KevinNovember 23, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Just picked one of these up today, completely mint and unused, for twelve bucks --- and now, this stuff comes up in a search. Is anybody still involved with the things? Mine is a TAS 451xUC if that helps. Do I need some sort of invention to keep from getting 2nd degree facial scars?

  • AmyFebruary 17, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    My grandson was burned by this,. He is 3 years old. Tassimo/Kraft has known they would blow up and apparently launched a media notification campaign. I am a registered user, they didn't notify me and I didn't see the adds. So I continued to use it. Now my little Cooper is afraid to go into the kitchen. They are responsible. They don't replace anything because it is all recalled and they ha[Show More]My grandson was burned by this,. He is 3 years old. Tassimo/Kraft has known they would blow up and apparently launched a media notification campaign. I am a registered user, they didn't notify me and I didn't see the adds. So I continued to use it. Now my little Cooper is afraid to go into the kitchen. They are responsible. They don't replace anything because it is all recalled and they have idiots that answer the phone and give you no answers. I think it's time for class action

  • ElenitaFebruary 12, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    It's ridiculous that I have to call back the toll free number to get the mailer for the defective t-disc. why can't this be emailed automatically after I filled up all the information online. I never receive a letter, call or email regarding the recall.

  • BarbiFebruary 10, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    I can't tell you how many times my disks would explode.The money I spent was crazy. I finally took it back to Zellers & they would'nt exchange it for me. Now I'm stuck with these new disks.

  • JOANNFebruary 10, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    i have the tassimo coffee maker tas 451xuc is that the one for recall

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