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Tassimo Single Cup Coffee Makers under the Bosch brand name

Starting date:
February 9, 2012
Posting date:
February 9, 2012
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Physical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500002759

Joint Recall with BSH Home Appliances Corporation (BSH), Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC)

Affected products

Tassimo Single Cup Coffee Makers under the Bosch brand name

Product description

This recall involves Tassimo brewers and the Tassimo Professional brewer made by BSH. The brewer uses plastic discs (T Discs) that are filled with coffee or tea to brew hot drinks. "BOSCH" and "TASSIMO" are printed on the front of the brewers sold to consumers. "TASSIMO PROFESSIONAL" is printed on the front of the professional model. The Bosch brand brewers were sold in black, white, anthracite, gray, silver, red, titanium and white/gray colours. The Tassimo Professional brewers were sold only in black.

The following brewer model numbers and date codes are included in this recall. The model number and date code are located on the bottom of the brewer. No other Tassimo brewer is affected by this recall.

Brewers affected by this recall
Brand Model numbers that begin with Date codes beginning with FD and within the range of
Bosch® TAS100 FD 8806 through 9109
TAS200
TAS451
TAS46
TAS651
Tassimo Professional TAS6512CUL FD 8905 through 9109

Hazard identified

The T Disc that holds the coffee or tea can burst and spray hot liquid, coffee grounds and/or tea leaves onto consumers using the brewer and onto bystanders, posing a burn hazard.

There have been 140 reports from consumers in Canada (61) and in the United States (79) who have come into contact with hot liquid, coffee grounds and/or tea leaves discharged from the brewer, including 37 reports of second-degree burn injuries.

Health Canada has received no reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these brewers.

Number sold

Approximately 900,000 recalled brewers were sold in Canada and about 835,000 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled brewers were sold at various retail stores across Canada and the United States from June 2008 through February 2012.

A Tassimo Professional brand model (TAS6512CUL) was sold directly to hotels and other food service providers, and those customers are being contacted directly.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Slovenia and China.

Companies

Manufacturer
BSH Home Appliances Corporation
Irvine
California
UNITED STATES
Importer
BSH Home Appliances Ltd., of Canada
Mississauga
Ontario
CANADA
Retailer
Various retailers of coffee brewers throughout Canada

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Tassimo brewers and call the Tassimo hotline to order a free replacement T Disc holder for the brewing mechanism.

For more information, consumers may visit the Tassimo recall website or contact the firm toll-free at 1-855-843-2487 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.