Laceration Hazard Prompts Bradshaw International to Recall Coffee Presses

The glass beakers may break during normal use

Laceration Hazard Prompts Bradshaw International to Recall Coffee Presses
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May 17, 2017

Bradshaw International has issued a recall of 85,000 coffee presses sold in the United States—as well as 300 sold in Canada—due to a laceration hazard.

The glass beakers on the coffee presses may break during normal use, posing a laceration risk to users.

The affected products include Bialetti coffee presses with a glass beaker inside a plastic frame and a stainless steel metal plunger. They were sold in blue, green, black, and red, and they hold eight cups of water. The plunger is stainless steel metal and mesh, and the press has a polypropylene lid and handle in the same color as the frame.

The exterior of the press measures 6.5 inches by 9.5 inches, and the beaker's interior measures 7 inches by 3.75 inches. The lid includes 14 vents located in the bottom of the rim to strain fluids while pouring. The icon and logo of Bialetti can be found on each side of the frame, and the brand name is printed on the plunger's top. A date stamp of March 2017 or earlier can be found on the underside of the plunger in a dial date code, which should be read from the center of the circle outward.

The affected coffee presses were sold at Fred Meyer, Kroger, Ross, Target, HomeGoods, and other specialty and grocery stores across the country and online through Amazon from July 2016 until March 2017. They sold for between $15 and $20.

The company has gotten three reports to date of the beakers breaking and cutting fingers, causing two consumers to need stitches. For this reason, consumers are urged to stop using the presses right away and to contact Bradshaw to get a free replacement press.

For more information on this recall, consumers can reach Bradshaw at (877) 614-9571.