Thursday, February 09, 2012
Steve Fermier and Associated Press
More than a million popular single cup coffee containers are being recalled after dozens of reports of spraying hot liquid, coffee grounds or tea leaves onto people.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says there have been 140 reports of problems with the Tassimo single-cup brewers dousing people, including 37 cases involving second-degree burns.
In one incident, a 10-year-old girl was hospitalized with second-degree burns to her face and neck.
CPSC says the coffee maker’s “T-disc,” the plastic disc that holds the coffee or tea, can burst while brewing.
About 835,000 coffee makers are on recall in the United States; another 900,000 in Canada.
The agency also announced the recall of 4 million packages of Tassimo espresso T-discs after 21 reports of problems.