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Tea Sets Recalled by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Due to Fire Hazard
TEA SETS RECALLED BY THE COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF® DUE TO FIRE HAZARD
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal
to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Tea Sets
Units: About 1,600
Retailer: International Coffee & Tea, LLC, dba The Coffee Bean & Tea
Leaf®, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Importer: Formation Brands LLC, of South San Francisco, Calif.
Hazard: Sparking from the metallic decorations on the tea sets can
result if used in a microwave oven, posing a risk of fire.
Incidents/Injuries: International Coffee & Tea has received one report
from a consumer of a tea cup sparking when used in a microwave oven. No
injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Tea for One "Flourish" design tea
pot set, which includes a stackable teapot and cup. The teapot and cup
are white ceramic with matching metallic foil decorations on each. The
tea cup is marked "Dishwasher and microwave safe" and "Made in China" on
the bottom, in English and French.
Sold exclusively at: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® stores in California,
Arizona and Nevada for about $12, and online at www.coffeebean.com for
about $10 from March 2010 through August 2010.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should return the tea sets to The Coffee Bean & Tea
Leaf® stores for a full refund. Consumers who purchased the product
on-line can contact The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf company for instructions
on returning the tea sets by mail.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact The Coffee Bean &
Tea Leaf® at (800) 832-5323/(800) TEA LEAF between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.coffeebean.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the
recalled product, please go to:
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