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IKEA Canada Recalls FÖRSTÅ Coffee/Tea Maker
[National]  Burlington, Ontario – IKEA Canada has initiated a recall on the FÖRSTÅ coffee/tea maker. Pressure from the metal holder on the glass pot can potentially cause it to break unexpectedly, posing a burn hazard.
March 3, 2011, Burlington, Ontario – IKEA Canada has initiated a recall on the FÖRSTÅ coffee/tea maker. Pressure from the metal holder on the glass pot can potentially cause it to break unexpectedly, posing a burn hazard. IKEA has received two reports in Canada of the glass pot breaking, one where the customer received minor cuts and one with no injury.

At IKEA, the safety and security of our customers and co-workers is a top priority. IKEA recommends that all customers should immediately stop using the FÖRSTÅ coffee/tea maker and return to it to an IKEA store for a full refund.

Name of product: FÖRSTÅ coffee/tea maker
Units: 33,674 pieces in Canada
Distributor: IKEA
Hazard: Pressure from the metal holder on the glass pot can potentially cause it to break unexpectedly, posing a burn hazard
Incidents/Injuries: Two reports in Canada, one with minor cuts and one with no injury.
Description: This recall involves the FÖRSTÅ coffee/tea maker, 1L. The IKEA wordmark, article number 20149707 and supplier number 20325 is etched underneath the metal holder.
Sold exclusively at: IKEA globally from February 2010 through December 2010 for $12.99.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Return to any IKEA store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (800) 661-9807 or visit www.IKEA.ca.

Media Contact:

Madeleine Löwenborg-Frick
Public Relations Manager
IKEA Canada
Madeleine.lowenborg-frick@ikea.com
905-637-9440 x6378

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