Ikea recalls dangerous coffee maker

Ikea has withdrawn a plunge-filter coffee and tea maker because it poses a danger to consumers.

Ikea recalls dangerous coffee maker

The Forsta can cause both cuts and burns because the pressure of the stainless steel holder on the glass pot can cause it to break during use. The product is made in China.

Ikea says it has received 20 reports of the pot shattering, including 12 of burn injuries from spilt coffee or tea. One user reported a laceration injury.

Forsta products in 0.4 and 1 litre sizes were sold at Ikea stores worldwide between February and December last year.

Meanwhile, Ikea has further postponed the re-opening of three stores in the Tokyo area, at Funabashi, Kohoku and Shin-Misatu, following their closure as a result of the ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan.

It has also offered to relocate all its employees and their families living around Tokyo.

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