In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bradshaw International has issued a recall for Bialetti coffee presses. The CPSC stated that the glass beakers of the coffee presses can break during use, posing a laceration hazard.
The 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 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.
About 85,000 of the coffee presses were sold 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. The coffee presses were priced for between $15 and $20.
The firm has received three reports of the glass beakers breaking and cutting fingers, resulting in two consumers needing stitches. The CPSC said that consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coffee presses and contact Bradshaw International for a free replacement coffee press.