Consumer product recall

Urban Outfitters Recalls Cheeky Teacups

Starting date:
March 10, 2015
Posting date:
March 10, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Fire Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Cheeky Teacup

Product description

This recall involves four styles of ceramic floral motif Cheeky Teacups. The cups were sold in different floral motifs with gold painted accents and phrases, such as booze and more whiskey please painted on the inside of the cup.

Cheeky Teacups affected by this recall:
Phrase Floral Motif Colour
booze Red
hot mess Blue
more whiskey please Gold
one classy bitch Pink and White


Hazard identified

Some of the Cheeky Teacups were mislabelled as being microwave safe. The teacups can spark in the microwave, posing a fire hazard.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries in Canada related to the use of the teacups.

Urban Outfitters has received one report of sparking from a customer who microwaved a teacup in the United States. No consumer injuries were reported.

Number sold

Approximately 1,159 units of the Cheeky Teacups were sold at retail stores, and 325 units were sold online in Canada.

Time period sold

The Cheeky Teacups were sold at Urban Outfitters retail locations and online from August 22, 2014 to January 7, 2015 in Canada.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



Chaozhou Hongqing Ceramic Manufacture Co., Inc.




URBN Canada Retail, Inc.




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using in the microwave the recalled Cheeky Teacups and contact Urban Outfitters for return instructions to receive a full refund.

For more information, consumers can contact Urban Outfitters toll-free at 1-800-282-2200 every day, 24 hours a day. Consumers may also contact the company by email or by visiting the Urban Outfitters website and clicking on Recall.

Consumers may view the release by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission 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.