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Nutrition plates recalled due to fire hazard

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) — 98,000 plates distributed at WIC clinics are being recalled because they pose a fire hazard.

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission said the recall involves WIC nutrition plates which illustrate the recommended distribution of the food groups.

The recall was initiated after two reports of the plate catching fire in the microwave and a report of the plate melting. The CPSC says the plates are incorrectly labeled as microwave safe. They contain aluminum, which poses a fire hazard if microwaved.

The recalled plates are 12 inches long x 9 inches wide. The back of WIC Nutrition Plate has the safety label, Brush Art website and logo, date code of 7-18 and location of manufacture.

The plates were distributed as a free promotional item exclusively by WIC clinics located in Indiana from August 2018 through November 2018.

Anyone with the recalled plates should stop using them immediately and return them to their WIC Clinic for free replacement plates.

Jacob Burbrink

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