IKEA Recalls Coffee/Tea Makers

A large recall of IKEA Förstå Coffee/Tea Makers has been implemented because of burn and laceration hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC) just announced. About 94,000 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Förstå Coffee/Tea Makers have been recalled in the United States and another 34,000 have been recalled in Canada.

The defective product was manufactured in China and distributed by IKEA Home Furnishings, of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

Pressure from the recalled product’s metal potholder against the coffee/tea maker can cause the glass to break unexpectedly, posing burn and laceration hazards. To date, IKEA has received one report in the U.S. of a glass coffee/tea maker breaking. No injury was reported. IKEA has received 19 additional reports, outside of the U.S., of the glass coffee/tea makers breaking, resulting in 12 reports of burn injuries from spilt coffee or tea and one report of a laceration injury.

This product recall involves FÖRSTÃ… coffee/tea makers sold in sizes 0.4 liter and 1 liter capacities. The coffee/tea maker is a press pot comprised of a hand-made clear glass pot, a metal holder, and a black plastic top and handle. Coffee/tea makers included in this recall have supplier number 20325, “IKEA,” and “Made in China” etched on the bottom of the metal holder.

The recalled FÖRSTÅ Coffee/Tea Makers were sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide from January 2010 through December 2010 and retailed for between $6 and $10.

The CPSC and HC are advising consumers to immediately stop using the FÖRSTÃ… Coffee/Tea Makers and bring the recalled product to any IKEA store for a full refund. IKEA can be reached, toll-free at 1.888.966.4532 anytime, or at the firm’s website at www.ikea-usa.com.

The agencies also remind consumers that it is illegal to sell or to attempt to sell a recalled product.

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