Recall: Pottery Wheel Kits
On 2018-05-17, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Pottery Wheel Kits due to a potential Fire and Burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2011 for about $25.
About 300,000 units are involved in this pottery wheel kit recall. Instance(s) of fires have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Arts, Crafts & Stationery Supply category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 30 similar recalls,
involving about 6 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The battery compartment in the pottery wheel kit can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
Instance(s) of fires have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves pottery wheel kits sold under the Michaels private brand Creatology. The 16-piece kit includes a battery operated pottery wheel, 2 bags of clay, 4 molding tools, 6 paints, 2 paint brushes, and a sponge. The recalled pottery wheel kits are blue and have SKU number 078859 and one of the following UPC codes printed on the barcode on the back of the box.
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These items were sold new+ Exclusively at Michaels stores nationwide and online at www.michaels.com from August 2011 through February 2018 for about $25.
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 take the recalled pottery wheel kits away from children, stop using them 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" at the bottom of the page for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received one report of overheating, and one report of a fire in the battery compartment in the pottery wheel kits. No injuries have been reported.
+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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