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Recall Alert: Promotional Mugs Break When Exposed to Hot Liquids

Hit Promotional Products recalled ceramic mugs given as a free promotional item by Ohio University, KIPP Schools of Southern California, Chippewa National Forest of Minnesota and other organizations.

The mugs are decorated with various logos and colors with a gray bottom. Each mug has the word “China” printed on the bottom.

What You Need To Know

  • U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission officials said the mugs crack or break when exposed to hot liquids.
  • This poses burn and laceration risks to consumers.
  • The recall began October 29.
  • Mugs were given away at events nationwide from October 2018 through September 2019.
  • 10 reports were made to Hit Promotional of mugs breaking or cracking.
  • No injuries were reported in relation to this recall.

For a free replacement mug, consumers can contact Hit Promotional Products at 800-237-6305, extension 2691 or by email at

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