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From Products Liability Law Daily, May 11, 2018

65K illy whole bean coffee cans recalled for injury hazard

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

illycaffe North America Inc., of Rye Brook, New York, has recalled around 65,000 illy 8.8-ounce whole bean coffee cans because the coffee canister’s lid can detach suddenly with force upon opening if the can is missing an air valve on the bottom, posing an injury hazard (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 18-154, May 10, 2018).

Incidents and injuries. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Product description. 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 recalled 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.

These coffee cans, which were manufactured in Italy, were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Kroger, Shoprite, Sur La Table, Target, Whole Foods, Williams Sonoma, and other stores nationwide, and online at and from November 2017 through May 2018 for about $15.

Remedy. Consumers should not open or use a recalled coffee can and contact illy for a free replacement product.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact illy toll-free at 855-282-4682 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday; via email at; or online at

Companies: illycaffe North America Inc.

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