Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Urban Outfitters Recalls Teacups Due to Fire Hazard

 Urban Outfitters “hot mess” teacup
Recall date: March 11, 2015
Recall number: 15-095

Recall Summary

Name of product: “Cheeky” Teacups
The tea cups are mislabeled as microwave safe. If microwaved, the gold paint accents on the teacups can spark, posing a fire hazard.
Consumer Contact: Urban Outfitters at (800) 282-2200 anytime, or online at and click on “Cheeky Teacup Voluntary Recall” for more information. Consumers can also email the firm at
Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

In conjunction with

About 11,640 units in the United States and 1,730 in Canada
This recall involves four styles of “Cheeky” six-ounce ceramic teacups. The cups have floral motifs with gold painted accents and have four “cheeky” phrases, such as “booze” and “more whiskey please,” painted on the inside or outside rim of the cup. “Dishwasher Safe,” “Microwave Safe” and “Made in China” are printed on the bottom of the cup.
Urban Outfitters has received one report of a teacup sparking during microwaving. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled teacups and contact Urban Outfitters for instructions on returning the product for a refund.
Sold exclusively at
Urban Outfitters stores nationwide and online at from August 2014 through January 2015 for about $16.
World Us, of Hicksville, New York
Urban Outfitters Inc., of Philadelphia, Pa.
Manufactured in

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