Philips has identified a safety problem which affects a number of Senseo® coffee makers produced in Poland from July 2006 to November 2008 and for units made in China from July 2007 to November 2008. Philips is committed to the well-being of its consumers and has decided to voluntarily recall the affected Senseo® machines and offer replacement units to consumers.
The product type-numbers affected are:
HD7810, HD7820 and HD7832
Unaddressed calcification in the coffeemaker from use of hard or medium water, when combined with an external electrical fault, can lead to obstruction of the overpressure release system causing boilers to suddenly separate possibly leading to injury. Per year, the risk is less than three per million and there have been no reported cases in the United States.
Please call Philips Consumer Care (tel: 1-866-604-0051) to talk with an agent to see if your coffeemaker is eligible. The agent will ask you the following information:
That information can be found easily by unplugging your Senseo® coffee maker and remove the water container and drip tray and looking on a label on the base.
The Type number has 6 digits starting with HDXXXX.
The product production date has 5 digits and can be found on the bottom right of the label.
The manufacture country can be found on the bottom left of the label.
Please also read the FAQs.
If you own a Senseo® coffee maker with a different type number to those stated above or produced before or after the period July 2006 to November 2008, your appliance will not need to be replaced. We would like to reassure owners of these Senseo® coffee makers that they are safe to use.
We would like to remind all owners of a Senseo® coffee maker to properly service their machine by decalcifying it every three months. Regular maintenance will help prolong the lifetime of the appliance as well as ensure that the flavor and temperature of the coffee remains at an optimum level. Decalcification instructions can be found in the product manual or by contacting an agent from Philips Consumer Care (tel: 1-866-604-0051 ).
Affected units should be exchanged via the communicated system.
Some water sources contain a higher concentration of calcium which can build up in the inner workings of the machine creating scale.
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 replace them.
Yes. If you own an appliance from the affected batch, you are eligible for a free replacement of your Senseo® coffee maker.
Our advice to owners is to check whether their appliance is part of the affected batch. If your coffee maker is part of the affected batch, please register via the system above and discontinue using the product.
No, the risk is limited to a batch of machines produced between July 2006 and November 2008. All Senseo® coffee makers produced from November 2008 have a technical update which eliminates the risk completely. The products affected have the following product type numbers: HD7810, HD7820 and HD7832.
We have reported the problem to the CPSC and we are working jointly with them to provide information to Senseo owners.
If the Senseo coffee maker submitted for exchange is not an appliance affected by this Senseo Exchange Action, Philips reserves the right to claim back the cost of transportation to and from the consumer's location.
Philips is offering to exchange affected units. Consumers should call the toll-free consumer care number 1-866-604-0051.
Once you have registered your affected appliance by calling the number above, we will send you an exchange unit. You can expect to receive your new Senseo approximately six weeks after you make contact with Philips Consumer Care either via phone or online. We appreciate your cooperation and sincerely regret any inconvenience caused.
The affected batches were manufactured between July 2006 and November 2008 and have the following product type numbers: HD7810, HD7820 and HD7832.
The product type number and production date can be found on the base of the Senseo® coffee maker.
To find the product type number and production date on the appliance, we advise you to unplug your Senseo® coffee maker and remove the water container and drip tray. The type number has 6 digits, starting with HDxxxx, and can be found in the top left hand corner of the label. The production date can be found in the bottom right hand corner of the label. Please only record the first 4 digits.
Philips will provide a free replacement unit model HD 7810 in the color black.