The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling 94,000 IKEA coffee/tea makers due to a hazard which results in burns and lacerations. Pressure from the metal pot holder against the coffee maker causes the glass to break suddenly. In the United States, one report of the glass breaking which did not result in injury has been reported. 19 reports of glass breaking resulting in 12 burn injuries were reported outside the United States, along with one reported laceration injury. The recalled products have supply number 20325, along with “IKEA” and “Made in China” etched into the bottom of the metal.
According to the CPSC, the product was sold in IKEA stores nationally from January 2010 to December 2010 for $6-10. Consumers are advised to discontinue use of the product immediately and return them for a full refund. As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, I hope no one else is hurt by these coffee makers. If you or a loved one are hurt by a defective product, discuss your case with a personal injury attorney who can evaluate your claim, evaluate a potential case and have any important legal questions answered.