Almost 160,000 pieces of crockery from Ikea are being recalled due to a possible burn hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warning notice.
The company’s Heroisk and Talrika bowls, plates and mugs “can become brittle and break, causing hot food or liquids to leak, posing a risk of burns,” CPSC said.
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The Swedish furniture retailer is aware of 123 reports of breakage around the world, according to CPSC. At least four reports involved injuries, “two of which required medical attention,” the CPSC said.
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“Most of the injuries were burns from leaking hot content,” the agency said.
There was one incident reported in the United States that did not result in an injury, the agency said.
The recall notice can be viewed on the US Consumer Product Safety Commission website.
Tableware is made from PLA (polylactic acid or polylactide) material from renewable sources. However, “after reports of breakage, we can see that the material is unsuitable for daily meals with hot dishes,” an Ikea spokesperson told FOX Business.
The spokesperson added that “the products can break after a period of use and potentially cause minor burns, which is why we have taken this precautionary measure and recalled the products.”
Talrika mug and plate set (United States Consumer Product Safety Commission)
The tableware was sold in a variety of colors in Ikea stores nationwide and online from August 2019 through May 2021.
The CPSC and Ikea both urge customers to return products to any Ikea store for a full refund.
“We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation,” Ikea said in its voluntary recall notice.
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