Home Depot Recalls Homer’s All-Purpose Bucket Mug Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Mug

Units: About 3,700

Manufacturer: Mr. Christmas Ltd., of Hong Kong

Hazard: The silver-colored simulated bucket handle below the rim can spark when used in a microwave oven, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled product is an orange ceramic mug about 4.5 inches tall with a large vertical cup handle on the side. The mug has the words “The Home Depot,” “Homer’s All-purpose Bucket” and a cartoon character with a utility bucket on the front. A silver-colored simulated bucket handle is just below the rim. The date “2012″ and the words “© Mr. Christmas” and “Made in China” are on the underside of the mug.

Sold exclusively at: Home Depot stores during October 2012 for about $5.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mug and return it to a Home Depot store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Home Depot; toll-free at (877) 527-0313, then select “Other Brands” at the prompt; from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or www.homedepot.com, then click on “Product Recalls.”

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