IKEA urgently recalls coffee maker over fears it could burst

Swedish furniture giant IKEA has recalled a coffee maker due to an increased risk of the product bursting during use.

The Metallisk espresso maker, which was sold around Australia and internationally, is designed to be used on a stovetop and has a stainless steel safety valve on the base.

Only the products with the silver stainless steel safety valve with date stamps between 2040 and 2204 are included in the recall.

The Metallisk espresso maker, which has been recalled by IKEA.
The Metallisk espresso maker has been recalled over fears it could burst during use. Source: IKEA/Getty

IKEA said the recall was due to the “risk of the product bursting during use after a change of material and construction of the safety valve”.

According to the product’s manual, the base is intended to be filled with water which is directly heated on the stove – meaning scalding hot water could be released if the product were to burst.

“IKEA urges all customers who own METALLISK espresso maker for hob 0.4 l with the stainless-steel safety valve, date stamps between 2040 and 2204, to stop using it and to contact IKEA for a full refund,” the company said.

Children's footwear recalled from Big W

It comes two weeks after a series of children's footwear sold at Big W was recalled over a potentially deadly flaw.

Caprice Australia’s light up thongs, which come in a variety of brand designs including Barbie, Spiderman, Star Wars, Frozen, L.O.L Surprise! OMG and Minecraft, contain two button batteries that could be exposed over time.

Button batteries are a choking hazard for young children.

Customers are advised to stop using the shoes immediately and return them to any Big W store in Australia for a full refund.

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