Single-serve coffeemakers have become increasingly popular over the last few years. Now, one popular brand of single-cup brewers has been recalled as a severe burn hazard. Product liability lawyers in Oklahoma City and across the United States and Canada will be keeping an eye on developments and recalls associated with these coffee brewers and the risks they pose for consumers.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada, and BSH Home Appliances Corporation have issued a recall 835,000 Tassimo brewers in the United States; 900,000 Tassimo brewers in Canada; and 4 million "T-Discs" used in the defective coffeemakers.
According to the CPSC, there have been 140 reports of the T-Disc that contains the coffee or tea used in the single-serve brewer exploding during use, spraying hot liquid, coffee grounds, or tea leaves. In these reported incidents, 37 individuals received second-degree burns, including a 10-year-old girl whose second degree burns to the face and neck required hospitalization.
The brewers affected by the recall include Tassimo brewers labeled with the Bosch brand and Tassimo Professional brewers:
Date codes for all affected models begin with FD and include those ranging from FD 8806 to FD 9109.
Product liability refers to the responsibility of anyone involved in the development, production, or distribution of a product for ensuring the product is safe for consumers when used as intended or in a foreseeable manner. If a dangerous product or defective product causes injury or death, the injured victim or surviving family members have the right to seek financial compensation for the personal injury or wrongful death. Product liability lawsuits are filed on the basis of negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty. An Oklahoma City products liability lawyer can explain the difference in these three legal theories and can determine which is the most sound basis for your specific personal injury lawsuit.
Consumers should be able to expect that the products they use are free from unreasonable risks or hazards. They should have the right to assume that a product will function as intended and will not cause serious risk of burns, electrical shock, eye injury, or other serious injuries associated with defective appliances and household products. If you have received a serious burn as a result of using the Tassimo brewer or other defective product, speak with an Oklahoma City defective products lawyer who can help you find financial compensation for your injuries.
- Bosch models TAS100, TAS200, TAS451, TAS46, TAS654; date codes FD 8806 through 9109
- Tassimo Professional model TAS6512CUL