According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately. The CPSC announced the following warning:
- There have been 140 reports of incidents with the brewers spraying hot liquid, coffee grounds or tea leaves onto consumers, including 37 reports of second-degree burn injuries. One incident involved a 10-year-old girl from Minnesota who received second-degree burns to her face and neck and had to be hospitalized.
- The plastic disc, or T Disc, that holds the coffee or tea can burst and spray hot liquid and coffee grounds or tea leaves onto consumers using the brewer and onto bystanders, posing a burn hazard.
- 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.
- 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.
Defective products imperil adults and children. The lawyers at Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C., are concerned for the safety of families and represent parents and their children in product liability lawsuits involving defective and dangerous products.
By: Adam K. Levin, Esquire, personal injury and product liability attorney in Reading, Berks County, PA and Pottsville, Schuylkill County, PA.