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Home Depot recalls mug

3:28 PM, Dec 4, 2012   |    comments
(Courtesy U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)
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ATLANTA -- The Home Depot Inc. issued a recall on a coffee mug featuring its "Homer" character because it could spark when heated in a microwave.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the orange ceramic mug is 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 the Homer cartoon character with a utility bucket on the front. The silver-colored simulated bucket handle just below the rim can spark when used in a microwave oven, posing a fire hazard, CPSC said.

Atlanta-based Home Depot sold about 3,700 of the mugs, which were made by Mr. Christmas Ltd. in China.

Consumers should stop using the recalled mug and return it to a Home Depot store for $5 refund, CPSC said.

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