65,000 illy Whole Bean Coffee Cans Recalled, Could Open Suddenly and with Force

The coffee cans were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Kroger, Shoprite, Sur La Table, Target, Whole Foods, Williams Sonoma, and other stores nationwide

65,000 illy Whole Bean Coffee Cans Recalled, Could Open Suddenly and with Force
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May 11, 2018

Coffee manufacturer illy is recalling about 65,000 8.8-ounce whole bean coffee cans.

The lids on the affected coffee bean cans can detach suddenly with force upon opening when missing an air valve on the bottom, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Recall Details

This recall involves only Whole Bean 250 gram/8.8 ounce cans of illy coffee in medium, dark roast, and decaf with no air valve on the bottom of the canister. The impacted cans have a 'best by' date of 10/2019, 11/2019, or 12/2019 printed on the bottom of the can. The silver, cylinder-shaped coffee cans have the illy logo printed on the front with a red, black, or green-colored accent line across the top and bottom of the can.

When and where were they sold?

The recalled illy 8.8-ounce whole bean coffee cans were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Kroger, Shoprite, Sur La Table, Target, Whole Foods, Williams Sonoma, and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Jet.com from November 2017 through May 2018.

No incidents or consumer injuries related to this recall have been reported, to date.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should not open or use any of the recalled coffee cans. Contact illy at (855) 282-4682 to receive a free replacement product.