Michaels recalls Ashland® Holiday Paper Boxes
- Starting date:
- February 17, 2016
- Posting date:
- February 17, 2016
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Household Items, Miscellaneous
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Microbial Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and The Michaels Companies Inc.
2015 Ashland® Holiday Paper Boxes
This recall involves boxes sold under Michaels' private brand Ashland®. The circle, square and rectangular-shaped boxes are made of cardboard wrapped in decorative paper with ribbon accents or embellishments including burlap. Boxes come in 9 themes and 3 sizes: small, medium and large. "Ashland" and the SKU number can be found on the white UPC sticker on the bottom of each box.
|Description of Box||Size||SKU|
|Quirky Christmas Chalk||Small||434397|
|Victorian Christmas Tree||Small||434458|
|Craft Merry & Bright, square||Small||434465|
|Burlap Lid Joy, rectangle||Small||434470|
|Burlap Lip Christmas Type, rectangle||Small||434474|
|Winter Berries, round||Small||434479|
|Christmas Chalk with Bow, round||Small||434483|
|Parchment Poinsettia, square||Small||434487|
|Santa's Sleigh, square||Small||434490|
Aspergillus mold was found on some of the decorative boxes, posing a risk of respiratory or other infections in individuals with chronic health problems or weakened immune systems.
Neither Health Canada nor The Michaels Companies, Inc. has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this product. No incidents have been reported in the United States.
Approximately 1,100 units were sold in Canada, and approximately 288,000 units were distributed in the United States.
Time period sold
The recalled products were sold from October 2015 to November 2015 in Canada and the United States.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China.
Michaels Stores Procurement Company, Inc.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the holiday boxes and contact Michaels for a refund.
For more information, consumers may contact the Michaels Companies, Inc. by telephone at 1-800-642-4235 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm CST, Monday to Friday, or visit the Michaels website.
Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.