Recall: Michaels Ashland Poinsettia Stems and Bushes
On 2016-02-17, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Michaels Ashland Poinsettia Stems and Bushes due to a potential Respiratory Infection hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2015 for about $4 to $7.
About 400,000 units are involved in this artificial poinsettias recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Other Decor category in 2016.
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What is the problem?
Mold can be present on the stems and bushes, 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® artificial poinsettia flowers sold in single stems and bushes. The poinsettia has red leaves, green stems and gold-colored accents in the center of the leaves. A label affixed to the stem at purchase has SKU number 426830 on the single stem and SKU number 424066 on the bush. The Ashland logo is printed on a sticker attached to the product.
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/2016/57146r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Michaels stores nationwide from October 2015 through November 2015 for about $4 for the stem and $7 for the bush
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 poinsettia flowers 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
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