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Safety Alert

Altar'd State Recalls Monogrammed Coffee Mugs 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: Monogrammed Coffee Mugs

Hazard: The coffee mugs are mislabeled as microwave safe. If microwaved, the metallic paint accents on the coffee mugs can spark, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Altar'd State at 800-284-7348 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.altardstate.com and click on "Monogrammed Coffee Mug Recall" for more information.

Units: About 14,000

Description: This recall involves 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 "rope" style handle. "Microwave/Dishwasher Safe" is printed in a black panel on the bottom of the coffee mugs.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a coffee mug sparking during microwaving. No injuries have been reported.

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

Sold at: Altar'd State stores nationwide from October 2015 through December 2015 for about $15.

Importer: Creative Co-Op, Inc., of Memphis, Tenn.

Distributor: Altar'd State of Knoxville, Tenn.

Manufactured in: China