Bodum USA recalls coffee presses

Starting date:
January 31, 2014
Posting date:
January 31, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Laceration Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-37763

Affected products

Bodum® rose gold glass coffee presses

Product description

This recall involves Bodum® rose gold Chambord locking lid 8-cup glass coffee presses. The coffee press’ glass carafe, screen and plunger are held in place by a metal frame which is rose gold-colored with a black molded plastic base. Consumers put ground coffee and hot water in the glass carafe and push the plunger and screen down through the water to brew coffee. The coffee presses are 25 centimetres (10 inches) high by about 10 centimetres (4 inches) in diameter. The coffee press has a locking lid. Bodum is printed on the glass carafe. Bodum and SKU number 11029732 are printed on a white label on the bottom of the base. Bodum and Made in Portugal are embossed on the bottom of the black plastic base.

Hazard identified

The glass carafe can fall out of the metal frame and plastic base of the coffee press and break or shatter, posing laceration and burn hazards to consumers.

Bodum has received about 14 reports, including two in Canada, of the glass carafes breaking or shattering when the coffee press plastic base separated from the metal frame. Four reports of minor injuries, including two lacerations and two burns in the USA. There have been no reports of injuries in Canada.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 1,100 recalled coffee presses were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled coffee presses were sold from November 2013 through December 2013 at Starbucks nationwide and online at starbucks.com.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Portugal.

Companies

Manufacturer
Bodum Portuguesa – Prod. Art. Metalics
SA
PORTUGAL
Distributor
Starbucks Coffee Co.
Seattle
Washington
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the recalled coffee presses immediately and return them to the Starbucks store where purchased or contact Bodum for a full refund. Consumers who purchased the coffee presses online should contact Bodum for a pre-paid return label to return the coffee presses to receive a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Bodum toll-free at 1-855-378-6864 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, email Bodum, or visit the Bodum website and click on Product Advisories for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.