WASHINGTON, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --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.
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.
Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11154.html
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 966-4532
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission