Ikea recalls Metallisk espresso maker over manufacturing defect

IKEA Philippines urged customers who bought the Metallisk espresso maker from its store to return the product to receive a refund.

The Swedish furniture maker found one of the parts of the product defective and could cause explosions and accidents.

IKEA Philippines wrote to DTI director Melquiades Marcus N. Valdez last June 8 and also issued an advisory on its website and social media account.

Its headquarters in Sweden reported that it received a growing number of complaints about the product regarding several incidents of bursting espresso makers due to the faulty stainless steel safety valve.

Thirteen incidents have so far been reported from different countries. Luckily, no reports have been made yet in the Philippines.

Seoul seeks to ban basement flats after flooding deaths

South Korea’s capital has moved to ban the cramped basement flats made famous by Oscar-winning movie “Parasite” after four people drowned in subterranean dwellings during flooding caused by record-breaking rains this week.