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Tassimo Single-Cup Coffee Makers Recalled(Sorry folks if this is old news)

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<table width="100%" border="0"> <tbody> <tr valign="top"> <td align="left">FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2012
Release #12-106</td> <td align="right">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</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2>Tassimo Single-Cup Coffee Makers Recalled by BSH Home Appliances Due to Burn Hazard</h2>

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 Single-Cup Brewers

Units: About 835,000 in the United States and an additional 900,000 in Canada

Manufacturer: BSH Home Appliances Corp., of Irvine, Calif.

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

Incidents/Injuries: There have been 140 reports of incidents with the brewers spraying hot liquid, coffee grounds or tea leaves onto consumers, including 37 reports of second-degree burn injuries. One incident involved a 10-year-old girl from Minnesota who received second-degree burns to her face and neck and had to be hospitalized.

Description: This recall involves Tassimo brewers with the Bosch brand name and Tassimo Professional brewers. The brewers use plastic T Discs that are filled with coffee or tea to brew hot drinks. “BOSCH” and “TASSIMO” are printed on the front of the brewers. “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 colors. The Tassimo Professional brewers were only sold in black. The following 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 included in this recall.

<table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="5"> <tbody> <tr> <th scope="col">Brand</th> <th scope="col">Model Numbers That Begin With:</th> <th scope="col">Date Codes Beginning with FD and Within the Range of:</th> </tr> <tr> <td rowspan="5">Bosch®</td> <td align="center">TAS100</td> <td rowspan="5" align="center">FD 8806 through 9109</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center">TAS200</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center">TAS451</td> <td align="center">TAS46</td> <td align="center">TAS651</td> <td>Tassimo Professional</td> <td align="center">TAS6512CUL</td> <td align="center">FD 8905 through 9109</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

Sold at: Department, mass merchandise and home improvement stores nationwide and on various websites, including www.tassimodirect.com, from June 2008 through February 2012 for between $100 and $250. The Tassimo Professional model was sold directly to hotels and food service providers and they are being contacted directly.

Manufactured in: Slovenia and China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Tassimo brewers and contact the firm to order a free replacement T Disc holder for the brewing mechanism.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, visit www.tassimodirect.com/safetyrecall to order a free replacement T Disc holder or contact 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=1529



<table width="80%"> <tbody> <tr align="center"> <td>Picture of Recalled Coffee Maker Model TAS100x/TAS451x/TAS46x
TAS100x/TAS451x/TAS46x</td> <td>Picture of Recalled Coffee Maker Model TAS651
TAS651</td> <td>Picture of Recalled Coffee Maker Model TAS200x
TAS200x</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>


Picture of Recalled Coffee Maker Tassimo Professional
Tassimo Professional


Picture of Recalled Coffee Maker Model Showing T Disc
T Disc


Picture of Recalled Coffee Maker Label showing model number and date code


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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

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

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