The Pier 1 Imports Chalk Note Mug is unusual in that you can write on it with chalk. Unfortunately, it's also unusual because it can crack and fall into pieces when you put hot liquid -- like, oh, say, coffee -- into it.
Pier 1 is recalling the mugs. Anyone who bought one should return it for a refund or store credit.
The stoneware mugs were sold in black and measure 5.25 inches tall by 5 inches in diameter. “Stoneware” and “Pier 1 Imports” are printed on the bottom of the mug.
The firm has received reports of eight mugs cracking when filled with a hot liquid. No injuries have been reported.
About 15,300 of the mugs were sold at Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide and online at Pier1.com from March 2016 through April 2017 for about $8.