Ikea recalls gas hobs in the UK over carbon monoxide emissions

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Found 24th Apr
Just as a precaution, but worth noting if you have one in your home.


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The Swedish retailer is recalling Eldslaga hobs after an investigation found its carbon monoxide emissions were above EU limits.

Ikea is recalling a model of gas hobs sold in its UK stores because of an issue with carbon monoxide emissions.

Eldslaga hobs bought before 1 January 2018 are affected - and the Swedish furniture retailer is urging customers to stop using the rapid burner in the upper-right corner of the appliance.

The recall comes after an investigation found that CO emissions were above EU limits.

Ikea is describing the recall as a "precautionary measure" and stressed there was no elevated risk of fire or explosion.

It has blamed the fault on "human error" which resulted in the wrong gas injector being installed.

Eldslaga hobs were sold in 22 European countries - and Ikea is asking anyone affected to contact its customer service team to book a home visit by a technician who can repair the fault.

A receipt is not needed and the company said it would do its "utmost" to minimise the waiting time.

"Ikea apologised for any inconvenience this may cause," a spokesman said.
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nice work ikea, aren't all errors human?
"no elevated risk of fire or explosion"

That's a relief when you keel over at the kitchen table dead from CO poisoning.
davewave7 h, 33 m ago

nice work ikea, aren't all errors human?


Human error is most prevalent, however, fork tongued public relations, economical with the truth leaders, would typically spin "human" errors into "process", "system", "computer", "machine", "wrong kind of leaves", "lesson to be learned", "unforseen", "usage not as designed" errors.

However, it may not a human error as such, it can be a behavioural matter, inadequate monitoring, supervision and quality testing failure (by managers), cost cutting. Random samples were pulled for CO and other tests, are there sampling reports, what do the sampling reports say? For example, there might not have been any test control, like the horse meat in food where managers had relied on blind trust on others having done tests abroad. This is behaviour, not error.
splender2 h, 17 m ago

Human error is most prevalent, however, fork tongued public relations, …Human error is most prevalent, however, fork tongued public relations, economical with the truth leaders, would typically spin "human" errors into "process", "system", "computer", "machine", "wrong kind of leaves", "lesson to be learned", "unforseen", "usage not as designed" errors.However, it may not a human error as such, it can be a behavioural matter, inadequate monitoring, supervision and quality testing failure (by managers), cost cutting. Random samples were pulled for CO and other tests, are there sampling reports, what do the sampling reports say? For example, there might not have been any test control, like the horse meat in food where managers had relied on blind trust on others having done tests abroad. This is behaviour, not error.


Hmm, got you thinking eh?
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