Michaels Recalls Artificial Poinsettias Due to Risk of Mold Exposure


Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and The Michaels Companies, Inc.

Affected products

2015 Ashland® Poinsettia Stems and Bushes

Product description

This recall involves artificial poinsettia flowers sold in single stems and bushes under Michaels’ private brand Ashland®. The poinsettia has red leaves, green stems and gold-coloured accents in the centre of the leaves. The white UPC sticker affixed to the product has SKU number 426328 on the single stem and SKU number 424066 on the bush.

Hazard identified

Aspergillus mold was found on some of the products, 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.

Number sold

Approximately 6,600 were sold in Canada, and approximately 425,000 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.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the artificial poinsettia stems & bushes 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 Michael's 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.

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