Our lawyers are investigating the recall of Maxwell House, Gevalia and Nabob T discs (manufactured by Kraft) that was issued after reports of 2nd degree burns when the T discs were used with Tassimo coffee makers. We are also investigating the Tassimo and Bosch expresso machines recall.
Below is the Kraft T Disc recall announcement from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission with our comments:
Tassimo Espresso T Discs Recalled by Kraft Foods Due to Burn Hazard
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. Consumers should stop using recalled items immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Tassimo espresso T Discs [Pritzker Law Note: These T discs manufactured by Kraft Foods were sold under the Maxwell House, Gevalia and Nabob brands.]
Units: About 2.1 million packages in the United States and an additional 1.9 million in Canada
Manufacturer: Kraft Foods Global Inc., of Northfield, Ill.
Hazard: The recalled espresso T Discs can become clogged and spray hot liquid and coffee grounds onto consumers and bystanders during or after brewing, posing a burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been 21 reports of incidents of hot liquid and/or coffee grounds spraying onto consumers and bystanders, including four reports of second-degree burn injuries. One injury involved 2-year-old girl from Canada who received second-degree burns to her face.
Description: This recall involves Gevalia, Maxwell House and Nabob brand espresso T Discs. The T Discs are plastic discs filled with coffee that are inserted into Tassimo coffee makers [manufactured by BHS Home Appliances Corp. of Irvine, California] to brew single cups of hot espresso drinks. They were sold in packages of eight or 16 espresso T Discs. T Discs with codes ending with 11213 through 12020 are included in this recall. The code is printed on the T Disc’s foil lid and on the side of the package.
Recalled T Discs Gevalia Maxwell House Nabob Codes ending with Espresso Espresso Espresso 11213 through 12020 Espresso Decaffeinated Café Collection Cappuccino Cappuccino Cappuccino Café Collection Crème Cappuccino Decaf Cappuccino Cappuccino Decaffeinated Café Collection Skinny Cappuccino Latte Skinny Cappuccino Café Collection Latte Skinny Latte Latte Café Collection Crème Latte Caramel Latte Macchiato Café Collection Caramel Latte Macchiato Mocha Peppermint Mocha
No other T Discs are included in this recall.
Sold by: Department, mass merchandise, home improvement and other stores nationwide and on various websites, including www.tassimodirect.com, from August 2011 through February 2012 for between $8 and $11 per package.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled espresso T Discs immediately and contact the firm for a full refund.