WASHINGTON, May 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Michaels-Recalls-Pottery-Wheel-Kits-Due-to-Fire-and-Burn-Hazard
Name of Product: Creatology® pottery wheel kits
Hazard: The battery compartment in the pottery wheel kit can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled pottery wheel kits away from children, stop using them and return them to any Michaels store for a full refund.
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" at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units: About 263,000
This recall involves pottery wheel kits sold under the Michaels private brand Creatology®. The 16-piece kit includes a battery operated pottery wheel, 2 bags of clay, 4 molding tools, 6 paints, 2 paint brushes, and a sponge. The recalled pottery wheel kits are blue and have SKU number 078859 and one of the following UPC codes printed on the barcode on the back of the box.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of overheating, and one report of a fire in the battery compartment in the pottery wheel kits. No injuries have been reported.
Sold At: Exclusively at Michaels stores nationwide and online at www.michaels.com from August 2011 through February 2018 for about $25.
Distributor: Michaels Stores Procurement Co. Inc. (MSPCI), a subsidiary of The Michaels Companies Inc., of Irving, Texas
Manufactured in: China
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