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IKEA Recalls Hundreds of Bowls, Plates for Burn Hazards The dinnerware is made in part from polyactic acid, which can become easily malleable and break in the presence of too much heat.

By Emily Rella

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Beloved (well, depending on how handy you are at putting things together) furniture and homeware store IKEA has voluntarily recalled sets of dinnerware after it was revealed that the pieces may pose a potential burn hazard.

The company issued a warning for bowls, plates and mugs in both its Heroisk and Talrika collections. "The bowls, plates, and mugs can become brittle and break, causing hot food or liquid to leak out, posing a burn hazard," the company said in a statement.

Related: IKEA launches its online store in Mexico

The dinnerware is made in part from polylactic acid, which can become easily malleable and break in the presence of too much heat.

Only one incident (without injury) has been reported amongst the 148,000 that were sold in the U.S. so far.

IKEA said that the plates in question were sold online and in stores in the U.S. starting in August 2019.

Related: IKEA Recalls 36 Million Chests, Dressers After Six Deaths

The company will also be issuing full refunds to customers who purchased any piece of the two sets, so long as customers bring the pieces back to their nearest IKEA store. There are currently 52 IKEA locations across the U.S.

IKEA also recently recalled its Kullen 3 drawer chest back in March after it was found that if the piece of furniture is not secured stably to a wall, it can easily tip over and entrap anyone below it, particularly children.

Related: IKEA reprints and delays the launch of its 2021 catalog for an image

Emily Rella

Entrepreneur Staff

Senior News Writer

Emily Rella is a Senior News Writer at Entrepreneur.com. Previously, she was an editor at Verizon Media. Her coverage spans features, business, lifestyle, tech, entertainment, and lifestyle. She is a 2015 graduate of Boston College and a Ridgefield, CT native. Find her on Twitter at @EmilyKRella.

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