4 million Tassimo discs recalled for burn dangers

Consumer Reports News: February 09, 2012 10:08 AM

Kraft Foods Global is recalling 4 million T Discs, the small single-serving packages used with Tassimo coffee brewers. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, the Tassimo T Discs can become clogged during brewing and spray hot liquid and coffee grounds onto consumers and bystanders.

Both safety agencies say there have been 21 reports of the defective discs spraying consumers and bystanders while being used in Tassimo machines. Four of the incidents involved second-degree burn injuries with one of victims being a 2-year old Canadian girl who received the injuries on her face.

Consumers should stop using the recalled espresso T Discs immediately due to the possible burn danger.

The recall involves Gevalia, Maxwell House and Nabob brand espresso T Discs, plastic disks filled with coffee and inserted into Tassmio coffee makers. The recalled T Discs have can be identified by the following information:

Recalled Tassimo T Discs
Gevalia Maxwell House Nabob Codes ending with
(Printed on the disk's lid
and package side)
Espresso Espresso Espresso  
Espresso Decaffeinated Café Collection Cappuccino Cappuccino  
Cappuccino Café Collection Crème Cappuccino Decaf Cappuccino  
Cappuccino Decaffeinated Café Collection Skinny Cappuccino Latte  
Skinny Cappuccino Café Collection Latte Skinny Latte
11213 through 12020
Latte Café Collection Crème Latte    
Caramel Latte Macchiato Café Collection Caramel Latte Macchiato    
Peppermint Mocha      

The recalled disks were sold in packages of eight or 16 T Discs at department, mass merchandise, home improvement and other stores nationwide. The Tassimo coffee disks were also sold online at various websites, including www.tassimodirect.com. The packages of recalled Tassimo T Disc coffee disks were sold from August 2011 through February 2012 for between $8 and $11 per package.


For more information, consumers can call Tassimo toll-free (866-918-8763) or visit the company's website: www.tassimodirect.com/safetyrecall.

Tassimo Espresso T Discs Recalled by Kraft Foods Due to Burn Hazard [CPSC]
Consumer Product Recall: Tassimo T Discs [Health Canada]
Tassimo Espresso Drink T DISC Recall [Tassimo]

Paul Eng

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