Crystal chandeliers with a dangerous tendency to fall, single-cup coffee makers that may spray scalding liquid on users and lamps that may start fires are among the consumer products recalled this week.
The large chandeliers are reported to have caused only property damage, no injuries. But dozens of unsuspecting consumers, including child bystanders, have suffered burn injuries from the problem coffee makers.
A summary of the items and the injuries and damage they have caused so far:
DETAILS: Crystal chandeliers made in China and imported by Spectrum Home Furnishings of Farmingdale, N.J.; sold online from January 2007 through December 2010.
WHY: The chandeliers contain a mounting loop that can fail, causing the chandeliers to fall from the ceiling.
INCIDENTS: The firm has received five reports of the chandeliers falling from the ceiling. No injuries have been reported. Approximately $1,000 in property damage has been reported.
HOW MANY: About 165.
DETAILS: Tassimo single-cup brewers, made in Slovenia and China and imported by BSH Home Appliances Corp. of Irvine, Calif.; sold at various retail stores and online from June 2008 through February 2012.
WHY: 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, posing a burn hazard.
INCIDENTS: 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.
HOW MANY: About 835,000 in the United States and 900,000 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call 866-918-8763 or visit http://www.tassimodirect.com/safetyrecall.
DETAILS: Tassimo Espresso T Discs, made in the United States by Kraft Foods Global Inc. of Northfield, Ill., and involving the Gevalia, Maxwell House and Nabob brands. They were sold at various retail stores and online from August 2011 to February 2012.
WHY: The discs can become clogged and spray hot liquid and coffee grounds onto consumers and bystanders during or after brewing, posing a burn hazard.
INCIDENTS: 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 a 2-year-old girl from Canada who received second-degree burns to her face.
HOW MANY: About 2.1 million packages in the United States and 1.9 million in Canada.
DETAILS: Living Traditions Rooster Lamps, made in China and imported by Designs Direct of Covington, Ky.; sold at Fred's Inc. stores nationwide between October and November 2011.
WHY: The electrical cord can fray near the base of the lamp, posing a fire or shock hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 2,000.
FOR MORE: Call 888-770-7062 or visit http://www.regcen.com/roosterlamp.