On March 3rd, 2011, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with IKEA announced a voluntary recall of a Coffee/Tea makers made by FÖRSTÅ and distributed by IKEA, as there is some potential for the glass to break unexpectedly, which could pose a burn or laceration hazard.
What does this mean for you?
Pressure from the metal pot holder against the coffee/tea maker can cause the glass to break unexpectedly, posing burn and laceration hazards and 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.
What should you do if you own or have purchased one of these products?
Consumers should immediately stop using the FÖRSTÅ coffee/tea makers and bring it back to any IKEA store for a full refund. For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit IKEA's website.
Additional information can also be found at the U.S. CPSC website.