Recall: Coffee presses
On 2017-05-16, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Coffee presses due to a potential Laceration Hazard hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2016 for about $15 to $20.
About 90,000 units are involved in this Bradshaw International Inc., of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. coffee presses recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Coffee Makers & Tea Kettles category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls,
involving about 18 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The glass beakers can break during normal use, posing a laceration hazard to users.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Bialetti coffee presses with a glass beaker in a plastic frame with a stainless steel metal plunger. The coffee presses were sold in blue, green, black and red and hold eight cups of water. The plunger is stainless steel metal and mesh with a polypropylene lid and handle in matching color to the frame. The coffee press exterior measures 6.5 inches by 9.5 inches and the interior of the glass beaker measures 7 inches by 3.75 inches. The polypropylene lid has 14 vents in the bottom of the rim to strain fluids, while pouring. The Bialetti icon and logo are printed on each side of the frame and "Bialetti" is printed on the top of the plunger. The date stamp of March 2017 or earlier is printed on the underside of the plunger in a dial date code. (Dial date codes are read from the center of the circle outward. The two numbers in the center of the circle represent the year of production. The arrow in the circle points to the month of production on the outer circle.)
These items were sold new+ at Fred Meyer, Kroger, Ross, Target, HomeGoods and other specialty and grocery stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from July 2016 through March 2017 for between $15 and $20.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coffee presses and contact Bradshaw International for a free replacement coffee press.
Bradshaw International toll-free at 877-614-9571 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.bradshawintl.com and click on ďRecallsĒ for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received three reports of the glass beakers breaking and cutting fingers, resulting in two consumers needing stitches.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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