The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Recalls Tea Sets

About 1,600 <"">Tea Sets have been recalled by International Coffee & Tea, LLC—doing business as (DBA) The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, of Los Angeles, California—the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

The recalled Tea Sets were manufactured in China and imported by Formation Brands LLC, of South San Francisco, California.

Sparking from the metallic decorations on the tea sets can result if used in a microwave oven, posing a risk of fire. To date, International Coffee & Tea has received one report from a consumer of a tea cup sparking when used in a microwave oven. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves the Tea for One “Flourish” design tea pot set, which includes a stackable teapot and cup. The teapot and cup are white ceramic with matching metallic foil decorations on each. The tea cup is marked “Dishwasher and microwave safe” and “Made in China” on the bottom, in English and French.

The recalled Tea Sets were sold exclusively at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® stores in California, Arizona, and Nevada for about $12, and online at for about $10, from March 2010 through August 2010.

Consumers should return the recalled Tea Sets to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® stores for a full refund. Consumers who purchased the product on-line can contact The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf company for instructions on returning the tea sets by mail. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® can be reached, toll-free at (800) 832-5323/(800) TEA LEAF between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday or at the firm’s website at

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