Thursday, March 3, 2011

IKEA Recalls Coffee/Tea Makers Due to Burn and Laceration Hazards

/PRNewswire/ --The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: FORSTA Coffee/Tea Makers

Units: About 94,000 in the U.S. and 34,000 in Canada

Distributor: IKEA Home Furnishings, of Conshohocken, Pa.

Hazard: Pressure from the metal pot holder against the coffee/tea maker can cause the glass to break unexpectedly, posing burn and laceration hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: 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/tea and one report of a laceration injury.

Description: This recall involves FORSTA coffee/tea makers sold in sizes 0.4 and 1 liters. The coffee/tea maker is a press pot comprising a handmade clear glass pot, metal holder and 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.

Sold exclusively at: IKEA stores nationwide from January 2010 through December 2010 for between $6 and $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the FORSTA coffee/tea makers and bring it back to any IKEA store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.ikea-usa.com.

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