Illume Recalls Valentine's Day-Themed Ceramic Mugs Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target Stores

Mar 02, 2016, 13:00 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Illume-Recalls-Valentines-Day-Themed-Ceramic-Mugs/

Recall Summary

Name of Product: "Love Today" ceramic coffee mugs

Hazard: The mugs were mislabeled as microwave safe. If microwaved, the metallic print on the mug can spark, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mugs and return them to Target for a full refund. Consumers can also contact Illume for return instructions and a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Illume toll-free at 888-245-5863 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.illumecandles.com, and click on the "Recall Information" button for more information.

Target Customer Service at 800-440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.target.com and click on the "Product Recalls" link on the bottom of the homepage under the "Help" section. Consumers can also visit the Target Facebook page and click on Recall Tab for additional information.

Recall Details

Units: About 12,300

Description: This recall involves 14 ounce, white ceramic coffee mugs with "Love Today" printed in gold metallic on the outside of mug. "Microwave Safe" and "Illume" are printed on a removable label on the bottom of the mug.

Incidents/Injuries: Target has received three reports of mugs sparking during microwaving. No injuries have been reported.

Sold exclusively at: Target Stores nationwide and online at www.target.com  between December 2015 and January 2016 for about $8.

Importer: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.

Distributor: Illume, of Bloomington, Minn.

Manufactured in: China

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