Philips has identified a safety problem which affects a number of Senseo® coffee makers produced between July 2006 & November 2008. Per year, the risk is less than three-per-million. Philips is committed to the well-being of its consumers and has decided to voluntarily recall the affected Senseo® machines and repair them.
The product type-numbers affected are:
HD7810, HD7811, HD7812, HD7814, HD7816 & HD7832
The potential problem only affects these coffee makers when they are heavily calcified. Heavy calcification is caused by the water used in the coffee maker. Some water sources contain a higher concentration of calcium which can build up in the inner workings of the machine creating scale. In rare cases, where there is extreme scale build-up AND the machine suffers an additional electrical fault pressure build-up can cause the machine to separate, possibly leading to injury.