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Exploding coffee pots recalled by IKEA

Fragile glass has caused 12 burns and one laceration injury.

The Forsta tea/coffee maker
The Forsta tea/coffee maker

HOMEWARES AND FURNITURE giant IKEA has recalled a coffee and tea-maker after at least 13 people were injured using it.

The company says that 12 people had reported suffering burn injuries when the glass pot broke unexpectedly. One person suffered cuts during such an incident. IKEA said:

Pressure from the metal holder on the glass pot can cause it to break unexpectedly, posing a burn and laceration hazard. IKEA kindly asks customers who have a Forsta coffee/tea maker to immediately stop using the product and bring it back to any IKEA store for full refund.

Customers will get a free refund when they return the product. It was sold in two sizes, a 0.4l and an 1l model, between February and December last year. IKEA can be contacted on 1890 987 938 for more information.

The company had to recall glass mugs from sale in Ireland in January after reports of breakages, and five reports of injuries caused by shattered glass.

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