Lotus Foods of Richmond, Calif., is recalling about 239,000 rice ramen noodle soup cups.
The paper soup cup’s labeling incorrectly instructs consumers to use the microwave for cooking, posing fire and burn hazards.
The firm has received 12 reports of the soup cups becoming extremely hot and/or sparking or catching fire during microwaving, including one report of a minor burn. Reported damage has been limited to the noodle cups.
This recall involves Lotus Foods two ounce ramen noodle soups packaged in paper cups that are not microwave safe.
The recalled soup cups contain organic brown rice noodles and were sold in three flavors: Red miso rice ramen noodle soup, masala curry rice ramen noodle soup and tom yum rice noodle soup.
The UPC code is printed on the back side of the cup to the left of the front panel.
The soups, manufactured in China, were sold at Whole Foods Market stores and other independent natural and specialty stores nationwide, Safeway stores in Northern California and online at Amazon.com and Lotusfoods.com from August 2018, through November 2018, for about $2.50.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled soup cups and contact Lotus Foods for a coupon for a replacement product.
Consumers may contact Lotus Foods toll-free at (866) 330-4390 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PT) Monday through Friday, online at www.lotusfoods.com and click on the noodle soup cup recall banner at the top of the page for more information.