A Regina law firm has launched a lawsuit against a company that makes the coffee machines that were part of a massive recall earlier this year.

Merchant Law Group, headed by Tony Merchant, has filed a statement of claim alleging that Bosch-brand Tassimo machines are unsafe and suffer from design defects.

Merchant wants to have a judge declare the suit a class action.

The claim contains allegations that have not been proven in court.

Customers burned

In February, 900,000 of the single-cup coffee makers were recalled in Canada and another 835,000 were recalled in the United States.

The U.S.-based Consumer Product Safety Commission says there have been 140 reports of problems with the Tassimo single-cup brewers spraying people with hot liquids or coffee grounds, including 37 cases involving second-degree burns.

Dozens of those complaints have come from Canadians, according to Health Canada.