Ikea has recalled certain bowls, plates, and mugs because they could potentially break while in use and spill the contents. According to an alert issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Ikea has received 123 reports worldwide about the dinnerware breaking, four reports of injuries including two that required medical attention. Most of the injuries were burn injuries caused by the hot contents spilling.
Details of the Recall
The recall is for the HEROISK and TALRIKA bowls, plates and mugs that are made from PLA (polyactic and polylactide) material from renewable sources. The products were sold in a variety of colors including yellow, pink and blue. The name of the articles (HEROISK or TALRIKA), supplier number “23348,” “Made in Taiwan,” and “PLA” are all molded into the bottom of each item.
The bowls, plates, and mugs that are included in this recall were sold nationwide at Ikea stores nationwide and online at ikea-usa.com between August 2019 and May 2021 for between $4 and $12. Customers who have these products at home are asked stop using them and return them to Ikea right away for a refund. For more information, contact Ikea at 888-966-4532 or visit ikea-usa.com and click on “product recalls” at the bottom of the Web page.
The Danger of Scalding Injuries
While most burns are caused by dry heat, a burn caused by something wet like steam, hot water or other types of food, is called a scald. According to the Burn Foundation, more than 500,000 scalding burn injuries occur in the United States each year. Children under the age of 5 and older people over the age of 65 are most at risk for these types of injuries.
Scalding can cause pain and damage to the skin. In fact, this type of burn can be dangerous because it destroys the affected tissues and cells. Your body could even go into shock from the heat. In the most serious cases, scalding burns could be life-threatening.
Product Liability Issues
Product manufacturers have a responsibility to make items that are safe for consumers. If you have been injured by a defective product – whether that was caused by a manufacturing defect, a design flaw, or failure to warn – you can file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer seeking compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses. An experienced product defect lawyer can help advise injured victims and their families regarding their legal rights and options.