WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — Home-brewed coffee lovers, take note: More than a million coffee makers are being recalled after dozens of reports of the brewers 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.
About 835,000 Tassimo coffee makers are on recall in the United States; another 900,000 are being recalled in Canada.
The problem stems from the coffee marker’s “T-disc.”
The plastic disk holds the coffee or tea and can burst while brewing — spraying hot liquid on whoever is standing nearby.
The recall also includes about 4 million packages of Tassimo espresso T-discs after 21 reports of problems.
CPSC says the plastic discs of coffee can become clogged, rupture and spray hot liquid.
Consumers can contact the company at 866-918-8763 for more information or visit its website.
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