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Urban Outfitters Recalls Teacups 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: "Cheeky" Teacups

Hazard: The tea cups are mislabeled as microwave safe. If microwaved, the gold paint accents on the teacups can spark, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Urban Outfitters at (800) 282-2200 anytime, or online at www.urbanoutfitters.com and click on "Cheeky Teacup Voluntary Recall" for more information. Consumers can also email the firm at service@urbanoutfitters.com.

Units: About 11,640 units in the United States and 1,730 in Canada

Description: This recall involves four styles of "Cheeky" six-ounce ceramic teacups. The cups have floral motifs with gold painted accents and have four "cheeky" phrases, such as "booze" and "more whiskey please," painted on the inside or outside rim of the cup. "Dishwasher Safe," "Microwave Safe" and "Made in China" are printed on the bottom of the cup.

Incidents/Injuries: Urban Outfitters has received one report of a teacup sparking during microwaving. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled teacups and contact Urban Outfitters for instructions on returning the product for a refund.

Sold exclusively at: Urban Outfitters stores nationwide and online at UrbanOutfitters.com from August 2014 through January 2015 for about $16.

Importers: World Us, of Hicksville, New York

Distributor: Urban Outfitters Inc., of Philadelphia, Pa.

Manufactured in: China