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Issue Date: Vol. 52, No. 2, February 2012, Posted On: 2/10/2012


Tassimo Espresso T Discs Recalled By Kraft Due To Burn Hazard



PRESS RELEASE
Tassimo, Kraft, T Disc, recall, office coffee service, CPSC T Disc recall

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission | Released Feb. 9, 2012

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 espresso T Discs

Units: About 2.1 million packages in the United States and an additional 1.9 million in Canada

Manufacturer: Kraft Foods Global Inc., of Northfield, Ill.

Hazard: The recalled espresso T Discs can become clogged and spray hot liquid and coffee grounds onto consumers and bystanders during or after brewing, posing a burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been 21 reports of incidents of hot liquid and/or coffee grounds spraying onto consumers and bystanders, including four reports of second-degree burn injuries. One injury involved 2-year-old girl from Canada who received second-degree burns to her face.

Description: This recall involves Gevalia, Maxwell House and Nabob brand espresso

T Discs. The T Discs are plastic discs filled with coffee that are inserted into Tassimo coffee makers to brew single cups of hot espresso drinks. They were sold in packages of eight or 16 espresso T Discs. T Discs with codes ending with 11213 through 12020 are included in this recall. The code is printed on the T Disc's foil lid and on the side of the package.


Recalled T Discs
Gevalia Maxwell House Nabob Codes ending with
Espresso Espresso Espresso 11213 through 12020
Espresso Decaffeinated Café Collection Cappuccino Cappuccino
Cappuccino Café Collection Creme Cappuccino Decaf Cappuccino
Cappuccino Decaffeinated Café Collection Skinny Cappuccino Latte
Skinny Cappuccino Café Collection Latte Skinny Latte
Latte Café Collection Creme Latte  
Caramel Latte Macchiato Café Collection Caramel Latte Macchiato  
Mocha    
Peppermint Mocha    

No other T Discs are included in this recall.

Sold by: Department, mass merchandise, home improvement and other stores nationwide and on various websites, including www.tassimodirect.com, from August 2011 through February 2012 for between $8 and $11 per package.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled espresso T Discs immediately and contact the firm for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, visit www.tassimodirect.com/safetyrecall or call 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.

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1541.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12107.html

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 918-8763
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983


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