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

Thursday, March 03, 2011By Richard Alexander
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with IKEA Home Furnishings, of Conshohocken, Pa., today announced a voluntary recall of the FÖRSTÅ Coffee/Tea Makers.

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

This recall involves FÖRSTÅ 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.

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.

The coffee and tea makers were sold exclusively atIKEA stores nationwide from January 2010 through December 2010 for between $6 and $10

Approximately 94,000 units were sold in the U.S. and 34,000 in Canada, all were manufactured in China. .

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

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1285

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