IKEA is recalling nearly 160,000 items after reports of potential burning hazards due to breakage.
According to People, the Swedish company is recalling its Heroisk and Talrika bowls, plates and mug sets which “can become brittle and break, causing hot food or liquid to leak out,” IKEA said in a statement.
IKEA US recalls HEROISK and TALRIKA bowls, plates, and mugs. Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled items and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund.
— IKEA USA (@IKEAUSA) May 18, 2021
“HEROISK and TALRIKA are made of PLA (Polylactic acid or polylactide),” the statement read. “This is a more sustainable material since it is made from renewable sources. After reports of breakage, we can see that the material is not suitable for everyday meals with hot food. The products can break after some time of use and potentially cause minor burns, which is why we have taken this precautionary measure and recalled the products.”
“IKEA is aware of 123 reports of breakage worldwide, including four reports of injuries, two of which required medical attention. Most of the injuries were burns due to hot contents leaking out. This includes one incident, without injury, in the United States,” the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission posted on their recall page.
According to TODAY, consumers should check for the article names (Heroisk or Talrika), supplier number “23348,” “Made in Taiwan,” and “PLA” molded into the bottom of each item. Consumers who have the recalled items are urged to discontinue using them and return them to any IKEA store for a full refund. A receipt is not required for a refund.