Thursday, March 3, 2016

Consumer Alert: Target Mug Recall

If you happened to buy this particular mug at Target for Valentine's day, be forewarned: although labeled as "microwave safe", it is not. These "“Love Today” ceramic coffee mugs - sold exclusively at Target stores - were mislabeled as microwave safe. And as a result, if microwaved the metallic print on the mug can spark, posing a fire hazard.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says it has already received three reports of the 14-ounce ceramic cups sparking in microwaves because of the gold metallic “Love Today!” printed on the outside.

The 12,300 cups were made in China and distributed by Illume. They sold for $8 at Target in starting in Dec/Jan. with a removable label on the bottom that reads “microwave safe,” the CPSC said. “Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mugs and return them to Target for a full refund,” the agency said in its notice.

For more information about the recall, visit

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