Michaels Recalls Artificial Poinsettias Due to Risk of Mold Exposure

Feb 17, 2016, 14:00 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Michaels-Recalls-Artificial-Poinsettias/

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Ashland Poinsettia Stems and Bushes

Hazard: Mold can be present on the stems and bushes, posing a risk of respiratory or other infections in consumers with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the poinsettia flowers and return them to any Michaels store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Michaels at 800-642-4235 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.michaels.com and click on "Product Recalls" for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 425,000 (in addition, 6,600 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves Ashland® artificial poinsettia flowers sold in single stems and bushes. The poinsettia has red leaves, green stems and gold-colored accents in the center of the leaves. A label affixed to the stem at purchase has SKU number 426830 on the single stem and SKU number 424066 on the bush. The Ashland logo is printed on a sticker attached to the product.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold exclusively at: Michaels stores nationwide from October 2015 through November 2015 for about $4 for the stem and $7 for the bush.

Importer: Michaels Stores Procurement Company Inc. ("MSPCI"), of Irving, Texas

Manufactured in: China

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/57146r-eng.php

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Recall Number: 16-103

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