|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2011
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IKEA Recalls Glass Mugs Due to Laceration Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: RUND clear glass mugs
Units: About 13,000 (an additional 115,000 were sold outside the U.S., including 3,000 in Canada)
Distributor: IKEA Home Furnishings, of Conshohocken, Pa.
Hazard: The inner walls of the double-walled glasses can break during use, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: IKEA has received one report of a laceration injury requiring medical attention. Eleven additional incidents have been reported outside of the U.S., resulting in four reports of injuries.
Description: This recall involves RUND clear glass mugs sold in sizes 4cl, 21cl and 40cl. The mug is handmade of double-walled glass. "Hand Made Quality" is printed on a small transparent sticker on the side of the mug. Article numbers and supplier numbers listed below are located on the package. All sizes were sold in 2-packs. Article and supplier numbers included in the recall are:
|Mug Size||Article Number||Supplier Number
Sold exclusively at: IKEA stores nationwide from October 2009 through March 2010 for between $5 and $10.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the RUND mugs and bring them back to any IKEA store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.ikea-usa.com
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1251
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