Skip to main content

Melamine Mugs Recalled, Burn Hazard Sited

  (Image credit: CPSC.)

  (Image credit: CPSC.)

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Carlisle FoodService Products, of Oklahoma City, Okla., announced a voluntary recall of about 111,000 Food service beverage cups and mugs.

Hazard: The cups and mugs can break when exposed to hot liquids, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

  (Image credit: CPSC.)

Incidents/Injuries: Carlisle has received three reports of cups and mugs breaking. No injuries were reported.

Description: The nine models of Carlisle cups and mugs were sold in a variety of sizes from 7 to 16 oz., and in the following colors: white, green, red, brown, black, ocean blue, sand, honey yellow, bone and sunset orange. They are approximately 2 to 3 inches tall and are made of melamine. The name "Carlisle OKC, OK" and model number are imprinted on the bottom, along with "Made in China" and "NSF."

Some may also include the model name and size, ex. "Durus 7 oz cup." Cups and mugs included in this recall are:

NameSizeModel Number
Sierrus™ Mug7.8 ozModel # 33056
Durus® Challenge Cup7.8 ozModel # 43056
Dallas Ware® Stacking Cup7 ozModel # 43546
Dayton™ Stacking Cup7 ozModel # 43870
Kingline™ Ovide Cup7 ozModel # KL300
Kingline™ Stacking Cup7 ozModel # KL111
Melamine Stackable Mug8 ozModel # 4510
Cappuccino Mug12 ozModel # 4812
Cappuccino Mug16 ozModel # 4816

  (Image credit: CPSC.)

Sold at: Nationally through distributor outlets and online, including food service companies, broadliners and equipment supply distributors. The mugs were sold between January 2011 and January 2012 for between $4 and $10 each.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the mugs immediately and return them to Carlisle for credit toward a future purchase of Carlisle FoodService Products merchandise. Carlisle will provide instructions for free return shipping.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Carlisle FoodService Products at (800) 217-8859 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at

Live Science Staff
For the science geek in everyone, Live Science offers a fascinating window into the natural and technological world, delivering comprehensive and compelling news and analysis on everything from dinosaur discoveries, archaeological finds and amazing animals to health, innovation and wearable technology. We aim to empower and inspire our readers with the tools needed to understand the world and appreciate its everyday awe.