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Fire tendency prompts recall of mugs

Posted on January 24, 2016 10:24 pm under Product Liability

Approximately 14,000 monogrammed coffee mugs by Altar’d State were recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on January 14. The recall was due to the discovery that the coffee mugs were mislabeled as microwave safe, but the metallic paints present on the mugs could cause a spark when the mugs are heated. This could cause fire and burn risks and property damage to consumers. In fact, there has already been one report of a mug sparking inside of a microwave, although no serious injuries have been noted so far.

The recall affects the brand’s 16-ounce coffee mug that is white ceramic and has a gold-painted monogram and rims. The coffee mug also has a design that resembles a gold ball and a rope-like handle. The label “Microwave/Dishwasher Safe” is located on the bottom of the mug.

The products included in this recall were sold at Altar’d State stores nationwide, from October 2015 until December 2015. Altar’d State advised users to discontinue the use of the mugs and contact the company for a refund.