CPSC Recalls Ceramic Mugs

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued an official recall for ceramic mugs sold exclusively at Target stores, due to a threat of fire when microwaved. The Valentine’s Day-themed mugs, distributed by Illume, were labeled as microwave-safe; however the metallic print on the mug can spark, posing a fire hazard. Target has received three reports of mugs sparking during microwaving, though no injuries have been reported.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mugs and return them to Target for a full refund,” said the CPSC in an official recall statement. “Consumers can also contact Illume for return instructions and a full refund.” Illume is not an ASI-listed supplier.

The 14-ounce white ceramic mugs feature the words “Love Today” printed in gold metallic on the outside, with “Microwave Safe” and “Illume” printed on a removable label on the bottom. The mugs were sold at Target Stores nationwide and online at from last December to January. Approximately 12,300 units are included in the recall.