Recall: Michaels Ashland Holiday Paper Boxes
On 2016-02-17, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Michaels Ashland Holiday Paper Boxes due to a potential Respiratory Infection hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2015 for about $5 to $20.
About 300,000 units are involved in this boxes recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Holiday Lights & Decor, n.e.c. category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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What is the problem?
Mold can be present on the boxes, posing a risk of respiratory or other infections in consumers with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Ashland gift and storage cardboard boxes covered in decorative paper. The boxes were sold in nine themes and have ribbon, burlap and other embellishments. Each of the three shapes of boxes, circle, square and rectangle were sold in three sizes, small, medium and large. Boxes with the following SKU numbers are included in the recall: 434397, 434398, 434399, 434458, 434459, 434460, 434465, 434467, 434468, 434470, 434471, 434472, 434474, 434475, 434476, 434479, 434480, 434481, 484483, 434484, 434485, 434487, 434488, 434489, 434490, 434492, 434493. "Ashland" and the SKU number can be found a label affixed to the underside of each box.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/57026r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Michaels stores nationwide from October 2015 through November 2015 for between $5 and $20, depending upon the size of the box.
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 paper boxes and return them to any Michaels store for a full refund.
Michaels at 800-642-4235 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.michaels.com and click on "Product Recalls" for more information.
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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