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IKEA announces recall of the RUND handmade glass mug
[National]  BURLINGTON, Ontario - IKEA has announced a recall on the RUND handmade glass mug. There have been no reported cases of injury in Canada. Globally, IKEA has received twelve reports of RUND glass mugs that have broken in use. Five of the reports stated that minor injury had occurred.
January 18, 2011 – IKEA has announced a recall on the RUND handmade glass mug. There have been no reported cases of injury in Canada. Globally, IKEA has received twelve reports of RUND glass mugs that have broken in use. Five of the reports stated that minor injury had occurred.

On receiving reports with glass breakage, IKEA began a full investigation, which revealed variations in glass thickness. As a precautionary measure IKEA has therefore decided to recall RUND glass mugs on all markets.

At IKEA, the safety and security of our customers and co-workers is a top priority. Therefore, IKEA recommends all customers concerned return the RUND glass mug for a full refund.

Name of product: RUND glass mug (2-pack glass mugs in three sizes)
Article Numbers: 301-551-37, 301-496-79 and 501-496-78
Description: A handmade double walled glass mug
Units Sold: 2870 pieces in Canada. Worldwide, 128,000 pieces sold since October 2009. Product was discontinued in March, 2010
Distributor: IKEA
Hazard: RUND glass mugs have broken in use
Incidents/Injuries: There have been no reported injuries in Canada.
Sold at: IKEA stores in Canada from October 2009 to March 2010
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled RUND glass mug and return it to any IKEA store in Canada to obtain 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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