The CPSC and BSH Home Appliances Corp. are recalling approximately 835,000 Tassimo Single-Cup Coffee Makers in the US over concerns that the product poses a burn injury hazard. Some 140 reports have already been filed about the coffee makers spraying coffee grounds, hot liquid, or tea leaves onto people. Already there have been 37 reports of people suffering second-degree burns. One of the victims was a 10-year-old girl who was hospitalized after sustaining burns to her neck and face.
Please contact one of our Boston injury lawyers if you sustained burn injuries because of a consumer product. Altman & Altman LLP represents clients throughout Massachusetts.
Second-degree burns can be painful, cause swelling, redness, blisters, and pain. They can impact hair follicles and sweat glands. Failure to properly treat a deep second-degree burn can cause it to become a third-degree burn, which can affect the dermis, epidermis, and hypodermis. The skin may become charred and numb. Skin tissue and structures can sustain permanent damage and there may be severe scarring. Depending on the severity of the third-degree burns, muscle, fat, and the bone may also be affected.
Burns most associated with defective or malfunctioning products include:
• Scalds from liquids that are hot • Thermal burns from flames or objects that are hot • Electrical burns caused by a faulty electrical product
• Burns sustained in a car fire caused by a malfunctioning auto part
Manufacturers can be held liable for Boston products liability if a product proves defective, unsafe, or malfunctions. Other potentially responsible parties may include the distributor, retailer, or the owner of the product if the one who was injured is not that person.
Burn injuries can be painful, traumatic, and debilitating. Treatment can be very painful and costly. There is no reason why you should have to carry the financial burden that come with getting the necessary medical care.
Tassimo Single-Cup Coffee Makers Recalled by BSH Home Appliances Due to Burn Hazard, CPSC, February 9, 2012
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