Mugs Incorrectly Labeled as Microwave Safe Recalled by Altar'd State

Mugs Incorrectly Labeled as Microwave Safe Recalled by Altar'd State
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January 14, 2016

Consumers who put Altar'd State coffee mugs in their microwaves may be in for a rude surprise.

The company is issuing a recall for monogrammed coffee mugs that are mislabeled as microwave safe. If microwaved, the metallic paint accents on the coffee mugs can spark, posing a fire hazard. The firm has received one report of a coffee mug sparking during microwaving. No injuries have been reported.

The recall applies to white ceramic 16-ounce coffee mugs with gold-painted monograms and accent rims. The mugs have a textured design resembling a golf ball, and a handle formed to resemble a rope. Microwave/Dishwasher Safe is printed in a black panel on the bottom of the coffee mugs.

This item could be purchased at Altar'd State stores nationwide from October 2015 through December 2015 for about $15.

About 14,000 mugs are subject to the recall.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coffee mugs and contact Altar'd State for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.

Customers with questions about this recall can contact Altar'd State at (800) 284-7348.