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Posted on February 9, 2012 by

Tassimo Coffee Makers Recalled for Personal Injury Burn Risk

Reports of serious burn injuries have resulted in the recall of more than a million Tassimo coffee makers in St. Louis and across the U.S. and Canada. In today’s announcement of the product recall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said it has received more than 140 personal injury reports of people being sprayed with hot liquid, tea leaves or coffee grounds while using the popular single-cup coffee makers. Serious second-degree burns resulted in 37 of the reported personal injury incidents. Among the most serious burn injuries reported were those suffered by a 10-year-old Minnesota girl who had to be hospitalized with second-degree burns to her face and neck.

The second product recall notice was issued for 4 million plastic T-disks used with the Tassimo coffee maker. Disks can become clogged and burst during the brewing process, splattering consumers with hot grounds and water. A splattered 2-year-old Canadian girl suffered second-degree facial burns when one T-disk failed.

Defective products cause more than 29.4 million injuries each year. Burn injuries are among the most painful and costly injuries to treat. When burn injuries occur to the face, painful skin grafts and extensive plastic surgery may be required to repair the damage. If you own a Tassimo coffee maker, St. Louis personal injury attorneys recommend that you stop using it immediately. If you or someone in your household has suffered an injury caused by a Tassimo coffee maker, contact the St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman.