Recall: The Home Depot Bucket-shaped Mug
On 2012-12-04, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding The Home Depot Bucket-shaped Mug due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2012 for about $5.
About 4,000 units are involved in this The Home Depot mug recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Dishes, Drinkware & Flatware category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 527-0313
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What is the problem?
The silver-colored simulated bucket handle below the rim can spark when used in a microwave oven, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled product is an orange ceramic mug about 4.5 inches tall with a large vertical cup handle on the side. The mug has the words "The Home Depot," "Homer's All-purpose Bucket" and a cartoon character with a utility bucket on the front. A silver-colored simulated bucket handle is just below the rim. The date "2012" and the words " Mr. Christmas" and "Made in China" are on the underside of the mug.
These items were sold new+ at Home Depot stores during October 2012 for about $5.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mug and return it to a Home Depot store for a full refund.
Home Depot; toll-free at (877) 527-0313, then select "Other Brands" at the prompt; from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or www.homedepot.com, then click on "Product Recalls."
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.