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

  • Homers All-Purpose Bucket Mug
Name of Product:
Mug
Hazard:
The silver-colored simulated bucket handle below the rim can spark when used in a microwave oven, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
December 04, 2012
Units:
About 3,700
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."

Recall Details

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. 

Remedy:

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

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported.

Sold Exclusively At
Home Depot stores during October 2012 for about $5.
Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-056
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