The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a voluntary recall of approximately 1600 Tea Sets sold by International Coffee & Tea, LLC, dba The Coffee Bean & Tea LeafÂ®, of Los Angeles, Calif. They were also sold in their stores in California, Arizona and Nevada. They were sold online at www.coffeebean.com. The sales took place from from March 2010 through August 2010.
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.
The tea sets pose a risk of fire when placed in the microwave because of sparks from the metallic decorations. Only one incident has been reported of the product sparking in the microwave and no injuries have been reported.