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From Products Liability Law Daily, March 14, 2019

98K children’s nutrition plates recalled for fire hazard

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Plates were distributed as free promotional items in Indiana.

Brush Art Corporation, of Downs, Kansas, has recalled around 98,000 WIC nutrition plates because the plates are incorrectly labeled as microwave-safe. The plates contain aluminum, which poses a fire hazard if microwaved (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 19-081, March 14, 2019).

Incidents and injuries. Brush Art has received two reports of plates catching fire while in the microwave and one report of the plate melting.

Product description. This recall involves WIC nutrition plates that illustrate the recommended distribution of the food groups. The plates contain dividers that include labels and colorful pictures showing the portion sizes for protein, grains, vegetables, fruits, and dairy. The plates are 12 inches long and 9 inches wide. The back of the WIC nutrition plate has the safety label, the Brush Art website and logo, the date code of 7-18, and the location of manufacture. Units that have an engraved stamp of ISP219 are not subject to recall.

These plates, which were manufactured in China, were distributed as a free promotional item by WIC clinics located in Indiana from August 2018 through November 2018.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the recalled plates immediately and return them to their WIC clinic for free replacement plates. Replacement plates are being manufactured and will be sent to Indiana WIC clinics when they become available.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Brush Art at 800-778-9005 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or online at www.brushart.com and click on "WIC Plate Recall."

Companies: Brush Art Corp.

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