Dec. 4, 2012 at 3:19 PM ET
It isn’t very often a ceramic coffee mug is recalled, but “Homer’s All-Purpose Bucket” mug sold at The Home Depot since October could pose a fire hazard.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns that the mug may not be “microwave safe” as claimed. The CPSC says the silver-colored simulated bucket handle can spark if the mug is put in a microwave oven.
About 3,700 of the orange mugs were sold at The Home Depot for about $5. They were made in China by a company called Mr. Christmas, Ltd. If you have the mug you’re advised to stop using it and return it to the store for a full refund.
No injuries have been reported, but the CPSC would like to hear from anyone who was injured or had a potentially dangerous incident with one of these bucket mugs. You can report this or any other potential safety hazard on SaferProducts.gov.
See CPSC Recall notice: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13056.html