Home / Blog / Product Liability / Mislabelled China-made teacups recalled over fire risk

Mislabelled China-made teacups recalled over fire risk

Posted on March 19, 2015 9:48 am under Product Liability

“Cheeky” six-ounce ceramic tea cups are being recalled over being mislabelled as microwave safe when they pose a risk of fire hazard when heated in a microwave, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) stated on March 11.

Urban Outfitters initiated the recall after receiving one report of a teacup sparking during microwave heating. Approximately 11,460 units are covered by the recall, which were sold online and at Urban Outfitters stores nationwide between August 2014 and January 2015. The defective products were manufactured in China, and have “Dishwasher Safe” and “Microwave Safe” indicated on the bottom.

Consumers should contact Urban Outfitters immediately for a guide on how to return the product for a refund.

Mislabelled household products pose risks of property damage, injuries, and sometimes even death. To learn how you might be able to hold the manufacturer or the importer of a defective product in Wisconsin accountable for your losses, speak with a product liability attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.