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Safety Alert

Illume Recalls Valentine's Day-Themed Ceramic Mugs Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target Stores

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: "Love Today" ceramic coffee mugs

Hazard: The mugs were mislabeled as microwave safe. If microwaved, the metallic print on the mug can spark, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Illume toll-free at 888-245-5863 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.illumecandles.com, and click on the "Recall Information" button for more information.

Target Customer Service at 800-440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.target.com and click on the "Product Recalls" link on the bottom of the homepage under the "Help" section. Consumers can also visit the Target Facebook page and click on Recall Tab for additional information.

Units: About 12,300

Description: This recall involves 14 ounce, white ceramic coffee mugs with "Love Today" printed in gold metallic on the outside of mug. "Microwave Safe" and "Illume" are printed on a removable label on the bottom of the mug.

Incidents/Injuries: Target has received three reports of mugs sparking during microwaving. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mugs and return them to Target for a full refund. Consumers can also contact Illume for return instructions and a full refund.

Sold exclusively at: Target Stores nationwide and online at www.target.com between December 2015 and January 2016 for about $8.

Importer: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.

Distributor: Illume, of Bloomington, Minn.

Manufactured in: China