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Safety alert: Canada-wide recall of mugs, houseware items due to 'mould contamination'

The recall involves a popular retailer and thousands of products were sold across Canada.

Health Canada warns that several branded mugs, mug ornaments, and houseware products have been recalled from a popular national bookstore chain due to possible mould contamination. 

A safety notification issued Wednesday (Feb. 1) states that a variety of Indigo-branded ceramic mugs, mug ornaments, and houseware products may have been subject to humid conditions. As a result, there may be mould under the glazed surface of the products. 

People with compromised immune systems who use these products may experience gastrointestinal symptoms and infections from mould ingestion if they use the affected products. 

The products range in colour, design, and size. The mug ornaments come in several colours and have a gold script or print.  The UPC code is located on the bottom of the product.

Indigo Canada said it sold 21,890 units of the affected products in Canada between August 2022 and December 2022.  As of Jan. 30, it hasn't received any reports of injuries.

What you should do for the Indigo recall on mugs and household items

Immediately stop using the recalled items and return them to an Indigo store for a full refund. 

For more information, contact Indigo by telephone toll-free at 1-833-463-4461 between 9 a.m. and midnight EST by email at [email protected] or visit the company website Indigo Online.

Find out information about the recall with Health Canada online.