IKEA Recalls Glass Mugs Due to Laceration Hazard

The inner walls of the double-walled glasses can break during use.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 20, 2011
Release #11-105
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 966-4532
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

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 SizeArticle NumberSupplier Number
4cl 301-551-37 16790
21cl 301-496-79
40cl 501-496-78

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

Picture of recalled mugs