After a series of scaldings, Ikea is recalling 159,000 dishes, plates, and mugs
Ikeais recalling two lines of plateware after a series of reported scaldings.
- The US product-safety agency said the
recallaffected 148,000 items in the US and 11,400 in Canada.
- If you bought a Heroisk or Talrika plate, mug, or bowl, you are entitled to a refund.
If you bought dinnerware from Ikea recently, you might be at risk for scalding.
The Swedish furniture giant is recalling two lines of bowls,
"Safety is a top priority for IKEA and therefore we are taking precautionary measures and recalling HEROISK and TALRIKA bowls, plates, and mugs," an Ikea spokesperson told Insider. "IKEA of Sweden has received reports of the products breaking after several months of use by customers."
The problem centers on concerns the plateware could become brittle and break, causing scalding hot food or liquid to spill out. The CPSC's recall notice said Ikea was "aware of 123 reports of breakage worldwide, including four reports of injuries, two of which required medical attention." One of those incidents occurred in the US, though that did not result in any injuries.
An Ikea spokesperson said that the plates, bowls, and mugs are made from polylactic acid, which is a "sustainable material."
"After reports of breakage, we can see that the material is not suitable for everyday meals with hot food," the spokesperson said. "The products can break after some time of use and potentially cause minor burns, which is why we have taken this precautionary measure and recalled the products."
Past Ikea recalls include cribs over suffocation risks, high chairs because of fall hazards, and numerous dressers after a series of fatalities.
People who bought Heroisk or Talrika items can call Ikea at 888-966-4532 or access the product-recall section at the bottom of the furniture giant's website.
"Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bowls, plates, and mugs and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund," the CPSC recall announcement said.
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