Electronics giant Philips is recalling two million of its Senseo coffee makers because of a slight safety risk, the director of Philips Nederland told news agency ANP on Tuesday.
One million machines are thought to be in Dutch homes. In total, Philips has sold some 25 million Senseos world wide.
The problem centres on the combination of a heavy calcium build-up and a safety catch that does not always work properly, ANP said. This could cause the machine’s internal boiler to burst and spill hot water.
The risk is ‘extremely small’, ANP quoted Harry Hendriks as saying. So far there has been one incident recorded in the Netherlands and a handful abroad.
The problem affects machines produced between July 2006 and November 2008.
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