Michaels Recalls Poinsettias, Holiday Boxes Due to Mold Concerns

Michaels Recalls Poinsettias, Holiday Boxes Due to Mold Concerns
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February 17, 2016

A potentially harmful mold presence is prompting a pair of recalls from Michaels.

The arts and crafts company is recalling its Ashland Poinsettia and Ashland holiday paper boxes. The presence of mold poses a risk of respiratory or other infections in consumers with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs, or an allergy to mold.

The artificial poinsettia flowers are sold in single stem and bush varieties. It has red leaves, green stems, and gold-colored accents in the center of the leaves. A label affixed to the stem at purchase has SKU number 426830 on the single stem and SKU number 424066 on the bush. The Ashland logo is printed on a sticker attached to the product.

The gift boxes were sold in nine themes and have ribbon, burlap and other embellishments. Each of the three shapes of boxes (circle, square and rectangle) were sold in three sizes (small, medium and large). For a list of affected SKU numbers, see the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) release.

The store is recalling about 425,000 poinsettias and about 288,000 holiday boxes.

The products were sold at Michaels stores nationwide from October 2015 through November 2015. The poinsettia stems sold for $4, the poinsettia bushes sold for $7, while the boxes were sold for between $5 and $20, depending on size.

Consumers should immediately stop using these products and return them to any Michaels store for a full refund.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Michaels at (800) 642-4235.