WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Altard-State-Recalls-Monogrammed-Coffee-Mugs
Name of Product: Monogrammed Coffee Mugs
Hazard: The coffee mugs are mislabeled as microwave safe. If microwaved, the metallic paint accents on the coffee mugs can spark, posing a fire hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coffee mugs and contact Altar'd State for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Altar'd State at 800-284-7348 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.altardstate.com and click on "Monogrammed Coffee Mug Recall" for more information.
Units: About 14,000
Description: This recall involves white ceramic 16-ounce coffee mugs with gold-painted monograms and accent rims. The mugs have a textured design resembling a golf ball, and a "rope" style handle. "Microwave/Dishwasher Safe" is printed in a black panel on the bottom of the coffee mugs.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a coffee mug sparking during microwaving. No injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Altar'd State stores nationwide from October 2015 through December 2015 for about $15.
Importer: Creative Co-Op, Inc., of Memphis, Tenn.
Distributor: Altar'd State of Knoxville, Tenn.
Manufactured in: China
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