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Recall Could Prevent Miami Burn Injuries

Some Tassimo coffee brewers and coffee pads have been voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer, after reports of burn injuries caused by the appliances. In total, about 1.7 million coffee makers and 4 million espresso coffee pads with the Tassimo brand name have been recalled this week. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 140 of users of the products have been sprayed with hot tea or coffee when using the appliances. A reported 37 victims have sustained serious burn injuries as a result.

The manufacturer of the appliances is BSH Home Appliance Corp., of Irvine, California. According to the company website, the T disc, or a plastic disc inside the machine, are what appear to be malfunctioning in the burn incidents. The disc holds the hot liquid but in some cases has sprayed and burst hot liquid.

The items recalled include brewers sold under the Bosch or Tassimo brand name. The affected machines have codes FD8806 through FD9109. Tassimo Professional brewers with codes of FD8905 through FD9109 have also been recalled. The appliances were sold between June 2008 and February 2012. They were made in China and Slovenia and cost between $100 and $250, depending on the model. Customers can find out more by visiting the Tassimo website. The manufacturer has asked anyone with an effected model to stop using the product and to order a free T Disc replacement from the company.

Also recalled are Tassimo espresso coffee pads, made by Kraft Foods Global Inc., of Northfield, Illinois under the brand name Tassimo espresso T Discs. These items are pre-ground and pre-packaged coffee grounds encased in a filter. According to Kraft Foods Global Inc., the discs, like the brewers, can get clogged and as a result can spray hot liquid. About 2.1 packages of the discs have been recalled in the US. There have been 21 reports of injuries related to these discs, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and four of those injuries involved second-degree burns. The espresso pads are sold with Nabob, Maxwell House, and Gevalia pre-ground coffee inside and come with codes 11213 through 12020. Any customers with the products are asked to stop using them and are asked to contact Kraft Foods Global Inc. for a refund.

The recall will hopefully come in time to prevent some serious Miami burn injuries. However, the recall is also an important reminder that any household appliances and devices, no matter how seemingly innocuous, can cause serious injuries. Each year, Florida residents suffer serious Miami brain injuries, eye injuries, and other serious injuries due to defective products. If you have an appliance that does not seem to be functioning as it should, stop using the product and contact the manufacturer to report the problem. If you have been injured by a product that you feel is defective, contact a qualified Miami personal injury attorney to discuss your case. You may have a Miami products liability case. The manufacturer, distributors, and retailers of products that injure customers can be held liable for injuries.

The Flaxman Law Group is proud to be a part of the Miami community. The caring and experienced legal staff at the Flaxman Law Group have successfully worked with thousands of South Florida personal injury victims. If you think you may have a personal injury case, contact the Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free, no obligation consultation.