Single-Server Spurts Steam, Scalds Schmucks

Egads. Over a million Tassimo single-serve units have been officially recalled in the US and Canada. T-Disks are ultimately to blame, which apparently can burst from time to time. Tell me about it, Boston Globe:

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 from Minnesota was hospitalized with second-degree burns to her face and neck.

The coffee maker’s “T-disc,” the plastic disc that holds the coffee or tea, can burst while brewing, according to the commission. It also announced the recall Thursday of some 4 million packages of Tassimo espresso T-discs.

This news hits close to home for one half of Sprudge, whose mother received a single-cup brewer for Christmas. (“You don’t even drink coffee!”, “I will now!”) We’re happy to report she’s currently fine, enjoying and a cup of French Roast from her Keurig Platinum.

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