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Tassimo Coffee Makers Recalled Over Burn Risk

By Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press
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(Image credit: CPSC)

(Image credit: CPSC)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home-brewed coffee lovers, take note: More than a million popular coffee makers are being recalled after dozens of reports of the brewers spraying hot liquid, coffee grounds or tea leaves onto people.

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission says there have been 140 reports of problems with the Tassimo (TAH’-sih-moh) 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.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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