In one of the stranger product recalls in recent memory, Home Depot is recalling nearly 4,000 “microwave-safe” ceramic coffee mugs because these defective products pose a fire hazard and burn risk to consumers if microwaved.
If you were injured by one of these faulty cups or another defective product, the Mobile, Alabama, product liability attorneys at Long & Long may be able to help you recover financial compensation for medical expenses and other resulting damages. We are proud to serve as advocates for injured consumers and their families and to hold negligent companies accountable when their defective products harm innocent people.
The Home Depot coffee mug recall affects approximately 3,700 orange ceramic cups that are about 4 ½ inches tall, shaped like work buckets and feature the text “Homer’s All-Purpose Bucket.” The cups also feature a silver-colored, simulated bucket handle below the rims.
Despite claims that the mugs are microwave safe, the silver bucket handles can spark when microwaved, posing a fire danger and burn risk to consumers. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the mugs were sold at home Depot Stores nationwide beginning in October 2012. Consumers should stop using these coffee cups immediately and return them to Home Depot for a refund; for additional information, please see the CPSC recall page.
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