Ikea, the popular home furnishings store, has issued a voluntary recall for over 100,000 dishware products because of a link to possible risk of burns. Specifically, Ikea recalled the “Heroisk” and “Talrika” plates, mugs, and bowls. The recall statement described that the dishware “can become brittle and break, causing hot food or liquid to leak out, posing a burn hazard.” The subject products were sold in various colors from August 2019 through May 2021.
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a warning notice related to the recall. The CPSC stated that Ikea was aware of 123 reports of dishware that has broken worldwide. There were also reports of injuries that required medical attention. The CPSC also stated that “most of the injuries were burns due to hot contents leaking out.”
The Ikea products at issue are made from polylactic acid and polylactide—materials that are derived from renewable sources. An Ikea spokesperson stated that after reports of breakage, we can see that the material is not suitable for everyday meals with hot food.” The products are marked “Made in Taiwan” and “PLA” with supplier number “23348.” Ikea is asking customers to return the products to any Ikea store for a full refund and has stated that proof of purchase (receipt) is not required.
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