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IKEA Recalls Kitchen Accessories Over Burn Hazard & Reports Of Injuries
By Mikelle Leow, 20 May 2021
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Be careful when pouring that piping-hot sauce over your plate of Swedish meatballs. Across its international websites, IKEA has issued a notice to recall crockery from the HEROISK and TALRIKA collections over a burn hazard.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) links some 148,000 units of HEROISK and TALRIKA bowls, mugs, and plates in the US to the recall, while about 11,400 more have been sold in Canada. The dishes went up for retail between August 2019 and May 2021 and were sold for US$3.99 to US$11.99 apiece.
The kitchen accessories, made with polylactic acid (PLA) or polylactide, are prone to getting brittle when filled with hot food and could break as a result. This might cause hot food or liquid to escape through the cracks and burn the user.
This seems to also be an issue in other parts of the world, and customers are urged to check their local IKEA websites for more information. In Japan, for instance, 95,719 sold units are affected by this hazard.
IKEA announced the recall after receiving 123 reports about broken dishes. Four people were injured and two needed to get medical assistance.
To confirm if your plates are affected, the CPSC says to check that the HEROISK or TALRIKA piece bears the supplier number 23348, the letters “PLA,” and the text “Made in Taiwan” at the bottom.
Affected products can be returned to any IKEA location for a full refund without any proof of purchase.
Image via IKEA
[via Best Life, images via various sources]
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