IKEA Home Furnishings recalled almost 130,000 Forsta coffee/tea makers in the United States and Canada after reports of the glass pot breaking, causing burns and cuts, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
CPSC said the metal pot holder creates pressure against the glass pot, breaking it. IKEA has received 19 reports in other countries of the coffee makers breaking, with 12 consumers burned and one cut. The company has had one report of the glass pot breaking in the United States, with no one hurt. Health Canada said there have been no reports of consumers getting hurt there.
This is the third recall in as many months by the Swedish home products retailer -- in January IKEA recalled glass mugs that could break; last month it recalled cribs.Included in the latest recall are the Forsta coffee/tea makers sold in 0.4 and 1 liter sizes. The coffee maker is a press pot with a handmade clear glass pot, a metal holder and a black plastic top and handle. Affected models have the supplier number 20325 and the words "IKEA" and "Made in China" etched on the bottom of the metal holder.
About 94,000 Forsta coffee/tea makers were sold at IKEA stores nationwide from January 2010 to December 2010 for between $6 and $10 each. Another 34,000 coffee/tea makers were sold in Canada between February 2010 and December 2010.
Consumers should not use the coffee/tea makers and return them to the store for a refund. Contact IKEA at (888) 966-4532.
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